Police chase in Kansas, Missouri lasts 2 hours

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SAVANNAH, Mo. (AP/KAKE) -

A motorist driving on four flat tires led police on a two-hour pursuit through several counties in Kansas and Missouri before his arrest.

The News-Press Now reports the chase began early Thursday in Atchison when officers attempted to stop a pickup truck on a warrant with several felony violations. Police say the suspect drove through St. Joseph and toward Savannah. St. Joseph police laid a spike strip that blew out all four tires of the suspect's vehicle.

Police say the pursuit ended in Savannah, Missouri, where the vehicle veered into a ditch. Officers found drugs and three loaded weapons in the vehicle.

The suspect, 34-year-old Shane Gage, was taken to a hospital because officers believe he ingested several grams of methamphetamine prior to the arrest. Police say the suspect will be jailed after his hospital evaluation.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Gage has prior convictions of aggravated battery and involuntary manslaughter.


 

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