The suspect who fled from Lee’s Summit police on foot is in jail after being booked on multiple city charges.
Lee’s Summit Police Sgt. Chris Depue said the suspect also had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
According to Depue an officer observed a little after noon Nov. 20 a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on S.W. Scherer Road near Sampson Road. The officer turned around and followed the vehicle. A computer check of the license plate revealed that the vehicle was a stolen car.
The officer continued to follow the vehicle while waiting for additional units to arrive and assist with the car stop. As the officer was following the vehicle, the suspect accelerated down S.W. Glendana, abandoned the vehicle and began running on foot from the scene.
The officer ordered the suspect to stop and gave chase on foot. As other officers arrived in the area, the suspect was taken into custody near a wooded area near S.W. Highland Drive approximately fifteen minutes later.
As a precaution, Summit Christian Academy was notified and placed on a lockdown status for a short time until the suspect was apprehended. Police detectives are continuing the investigation and additional and/or upgraded charges are expected, Depue said.
The lockdown at SCA lasted from 12:38 to 12:58 p.m., according to school officials.