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Man who led police on chase from Lake Winnebago to OP charged with 2 felonies

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 17:03:22-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man who led law enforcement on a 45-minute chase, which ended Thursday night near Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, has been charged with three crimes in Kansas.

Brian E. Coleman, 45, of Kansas City, Kansas, was charged Friday in Johnson County District Court with two felonies: reckless fleeing from a law enforcement officer and obstruction of the legal process. He also was charged with driving while suspended.

Coleman initially fled from a traffic stop around 8:45 p.m. near Missouri 291 and Lake Winnebago Drive, according to Lake Winnebago Chief of Police Raymond Williams.

During a traffic stop, Coleman allegedly provided a Lake Winnebago police officer with false information.

As the officer ran the driver’s information, the vehicle sped off and Lake Winnebago police initiated a pursuit.

Coleman allegedly sped north on 291 to U.S. 50, where he went westbound to Interstate 470. He then took Interstate 435 into Kansas, where Lake Winnebago police terminated the pursuit.

The Kansas Highway Patrol located the suspect vehicle near College Boulevard and Roe Avenue, where Coleman fled again.

He was involved in a crash near 119th Street and Nall Avenue, where he fled on foot toward a wooded area, the Kansas Highway Patrol said late Thursday night.

One KHP trooper fired shots at Coleman as he fled. He was not struck by the gunfire and was apprehended a short time later after a search involving a police dog.

It’s unclear if Coleman will be charged with any crimes in Missouri.

He is being held on a $50,000 bond in Kansas. After making an initial court appearance Friday, Coleman is due back in Johnson County court on Jan. 8.