KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Thursday afternoon, 19-year-old Caleb Ownby who stole a FedEx truck was arraigned via video conference in Johnson County. However, he now faces new charges in Clay and Jackson counties.
Ownby was arraigned in Johnson County on a single count of theft after stealing a FedEx truck filled with packages from a gas station Wednesday morning.
He found himself at the center of attention after leading police on two pursuits with the truck in Kansas City.
The first was soon after he stole the truck, police pursued him but Ownby got away.
Clay County deputies said he then dropped off some of the stolen packages at his mother and aunt's house.
Later Wednesday afternoon officers spotted him at 89th and Troost.
In total, there were six officers chasing Ownby during the second chase.
The Kansas City police department has a 17-page pursuit policy that officers are required to follow.
Among the guidelines, officers are directed not to "initiate a vehicle pursuit...Unless the suspect vehicle has been involved in a dangerous felony, or where the suspect vehicle presents a clear and immediate danger to the safety of others."
During Wednesday's chase, as the 20,000 pound truck weaved in and out of traffic, officers deployed spike strips at 56th street and Oak which blew out the truck's rear tires.
Ownby was arrested across the state line in Prairie Village on 71st and Belinder Avenue.
After the arraignment, family members told 41 Action News what Ownby did was a mistake.
Late Thursday, Clay County prosecutors said Ownby has been charged with a single count of tampering for stealing the FedEx truck. In Jackson County, he is being charged with resisting arresting, felony tampering and driving without a license.
Ownby is being held on a $10,000 bond in Johnson County. His next court day is set for 9 o'clock on Dec. 12.
FedEx said all the packages in the stolen truck have been accounted for and will get to the customers by Thursday night.