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Police chase suspects after officer struck

Posted at 1:17 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 21:21:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two men are in custody following a police chase across state lines Monday morning.

The driver in the incident, Jaye Mathis, has been charged. Mathis is charged with second-degree assault, armed criminal action and resisting arrest by fleeing. 

A police officer stopped a car in a 7-Eleven parking lot at Red Bridge and Grandview because the license plate came back as stolen. The suspects fled the stop, hitting the officer. 

Although the officer’s injuries were minor, police initiated a chase that crossed state lines and reached speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour on residential streets.

Shortly after the chase entered Prairie Village, the suspect vehicle crashed at 75th and Roe Avenue, according to a news release from the Prairie Village Police Department. The two suspects fled from the car on foot. 

The men were taken into custody after a foot pursuit. 

One of the men sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries during the chase. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

Police were looking for a weapon that might have been thrown by the driver during the foot chase.