KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Lee's Summit police officer is facing charges after allegedly robbing a bank and leading police on a 100-miles-per-hour chase.
Richard W. Hagerty, 35, is charged with one count of bank robbery and one count of possessing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Haggerty is accused of robbing Central Bank of the Midwest, located at 1305 N.W. Arborwalk Blvd. in Lee’s Summit on August 28. He reportedly wore a camouflage mask and pointed a gun at a customer and yelled, "Everybody get down on the floor, this is a robbery."
He then allegedly took cash from two tellers while pointing his gun at them. Prosecutors say he left the bank on foot with $7,000.
He was later spotted driving a dark gray Mazda near Hook Road and 139th Street. He then led police on a chase that ended in Grandview, Missouri. The vehicle eventually stopped and Hagerty surrendered.
Prosecutors say the arresting officer recognized him immediately.
Police found a large amount of cash and a handgun in his car.
Hagerty is awaiting a detention hearing in federal custody.