From there, the driver got onto eastbound Interstate 70 and then
south on I-435.
The driver headed into the Ruskin Heights neighborhood, speeding
down visibly icy roads and dodging traffic.
A female passenger got out of the car at 8:55 a.m. when the car
slowed down on Blue Ridge Boulevard at Blue River. She was taken
into custody and transported to an area hospital for treatment of
unspecified injuries that were reportedly not related to the
By 9:15 a.m., the driver had gone through several neighborhoods,
through the backyard of several homes and into Leawood, Kansas.
Moments later, after spinning out and nearly colliding with a
parked van, the driver stopped in the parking lot outside the
McDonald’s near 135th and State Line Road. He got out of the
car and ran into the restaurant.
Several police officers followed closely behind him into the
restaurant. Employees could be seen running from the back door out
of the McDonald’s.
After about a minute, the suspect was seen being escorted by
police out of the restaurant in handcuffs. Authorities say there
were about 10 to 20 customers inside at the time and the suspect
ran past them to the counter, where he was arrested by pursuing
Prosecutors have charged James E. Horne Jr. of Kansas City,
Missouri with second-degree robbery and resisting an arrest in
connection to the chase. Horne was just released from prison 120