Two Sedalians were arrested Wednesday afternoon in Lafayette County after trying to evade law enforcement.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, shortly before 2 p.m., a narcotics detective attempted to stop a vehicle when Central Dispatch advised the license plates displayed were stolen.

When detective attempted to initiate a traffic stop along Highway, the vehicle accelerated and began traveling toward Lafayette County on gravel roads. In Lafayette County, the vehicle came to rest in a ditch where the driver and passenger fled the scene into a dense creek bed, then into a large corn field.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, Odessa Police Department's K9 unit, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Johnson County Emergency Management assisted in searching the area.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., the passenger of the vehicle, Shyanne Meyer, 23, Sedalia, was located near the area and was taken into custody. Meyer was placed on a 24 hour investigative hold for felony resisting arrest and formal charges are currently being sought.

And around 11:30 p.m., the driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old-male from Sedalia, was detained and transported to a juvenile detention center for 1st degree tampering with a motor vehicle, felony resisting arrest and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office assigned additional law enforcement personnel to a special enforcement operation throughout Johnson County on July 17. As a result of the operation, several arrests were made related to resisting arrest, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and tampering with a motor vehicle.

Johnson County Sheriff's Office