A suspect is in Greenwood police custody after eluding officers for nearly four hours.
According to Greenwood Police Sgt. Mike Hurt, a Greenwood officer tried to stop a vehicle driven by the male suspect around 9 a.m. Nov. 26 for a speeding violation. Hurt said the driver was going at least 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.
The driver refused to stop for the pursuing officer and took off through the south part of town, barreling through several fences and yards in the process. The vehicle stopped at the intersection of Doc Henry Rd. and Makayla Ln. in Greenwood, Hurt said.
Hurt added a woman passenger was detained on the spot, but the male suspect fled on foot. The search for the suspect lasted approximately four hours, but despite on-foot assistance from officers from Lake Lotawana, Lake Winnebago, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the suspect remained at large.
Close to 3:30 p.m. the suspect was spotted walking along Missouri Highway 291 in Lake Winnebago. The suspect was detained by officers there until Greenwood police arrived and transported him back to Greenwood.
Hurt said the suspect has not been charged as of the Journal’s press time.