K9 Unit apprehends juvenile following high-speed police chase

K9 Unit Apprehends Juvenile Following High Speed Police Chase
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LAMAR, Mo. – K9 Unit apprehends a Juvenile after a high-speed chase leaves the suspect in a ditch.

On February 20th, just after 12:00 a.m, police initiated a pursuit on a vehicle thought by officers to have weapons inside, after receiving reports from residents.

When deputies tried to stop the vehicle, the suspect took off throughout the city and countryside, reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

The suspect fled east on 160 Highway until they turned onto T Highway, eventually crashing in a ditch at the intersection of U Highway and SE 70th Ln.

Deputies say they approached the vehicle while the suspect tried to flee. However, the suspect vehicle began sinking deeper in mud.

The police report states that officers used a less-lethal bean bag projectile on the suspect after he ignored police commands.

When the suspect exited the escape vehicle, they made an attempt to grab an officer’s gun. Police say that’s when the K9 unit jumped into action, apprehending the suspect.

Officers say EMS treated the suspect for minor injuries sustained from the dog bite and struggle.

Police will not release any more information at this time regarding the juvenile suspect.

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office requested the following charges from the Juvenile Office:

  • Assault 1st or attempt-Special Victim Class A Felony
  • Possession of Controlled Substance Class D Felony
  • Resisting Arrest by Fleeing Class E Felony