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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Man With Child in Car Attempts to Elude Police in Grandview MO

A 23-year-old man is in police custody after a high-speed chase with police in Grandview early Sunday morning.

The man also had his two-year-old son in the car during the chase- that reportedly reached speeds of 100 mph..

CSW began monitoring the chase at exactly 4:30 am as it entered the west frontage road from southbound Interstate 49 at 140th Street.

It was there that for reasons unknown Grandview police (GPD) were chasing a "red Dodge Stratus" with a lone black male driver at speeds one officer reports as "100 mph." 

Although GPD claims to have stopped chasing the Stratus on the frontage road- that is NOT corroborated by radio traffic as- at 4:31 am- a GPD officer reports the suspect vehicle has "wrecked-out at the entrance to (the) Cloverleaf" Apartments in the 14500 block of South I-49/U.S. 71.

The driver ran from the car into the apartment complex and surrounding wooded area.

A GPD officer asks dispatch if there are "any (PD) canine units" from nearby cities that can help in the search (none on duty) and if KC-MO Police could come help look..

It's only a couple of minutes later (4:33 am) when another officer notices the 2-year-old boy in the backseat of the "wrecked-out" car- and the child is not in a restraint seat or even seatbelted.

KC-MO Fire and EMS responds at 4:38 am- KCFD "Medic-36" would transport the child (5:05 am) to Children's Mercy hospital for a cursory examination (the kid was fine).

Forward now to 5:12 am- GPD and KC-MO PD officers have found the male suspect "stuck in water up to his waist in a creek" that runs through the apartment complex.

Both GFD and KC-MO FD send equipment- KCFD sends a "water rescue response" of four companies (not needed).

At 5:22 am- the man is reported by FD to be "out of the water" and about 30 minutes later was taken by KCFD "Medic-42" to Research Medical Center to be checked out for "hypothermia."  

The man was under police arrest- and the child was taken into protective state custody.

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