By Sgt. Chris Depue
On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at approximately 1:45 p.m. officers with the Lee’s Summit Police Department attempted to stop a blue Chevrolet truck for a traffic violation on Interstate 470 near Woods Chapel Road. The driver immediately fled and proceeded south on the interstate. A second officer was in the area and immediately attempted to deploy tire deflation devices.
As the suspects continued to flee, they attempted to strike the officer as he deployed the devices. Officers continued the pursuit and the suspect eventually drove through a grassy area at the Sage Crossing Apartments and struck a tree near 512 NE Howard Avenue.
Two suspects ran from the truck and into a nearby apartment. Officers were able to surround the building and apartment and take the first suspect into custody without incident. The second suspect refused to exit the apartment and the department’s Emergency Services Squad was activated to work the barricade operation.
After a short time the suspect exited the apartment and surrender to police without incident. At this time detectives are processing the scene and seeking search warrants for both the vehicle and the apartment that the suspects occupied. Investigation into the incident is ongoing and two suspects are in custody at this time.