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Friday, May 28, 2021

Stolen Vehicle Recovered During Pursuit on I-49

Cass Co – Around 2:00 pm Thursday, deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Unit attempted to stop a 2006 Jeep on Peculiar Drive south of Peculiar with stolen license plates.

The driver refused to stop and continued to northbound I-49. The driver attempted to elude deputies and drove into the median of the highway. The driver then struck a Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle. The driver then drove into several yards and around houses in the area of E 211 and Astor Court in Peculiar.

Deputies continued following the driver near I-49 on the east outer road where the pursuit went off road through large farm field. The chase continued to a residence on E. 203rd Street where the driver drove into a field and struck a tree. The driver was chased on foot by deputies and captured near I-49 and E. 203rd about 7 minutes later.

Deputies took Justin M. Sherman, 33, Kansas City into custody as he attempted to cross I-49 near E. 203rd Street north of Peculiar.

Sherman requested medical assistance and was treated and released at an area hospital. He was then transported to the Cass County Jail.
The vehicle reported stolen by a victim in Independence and the license plate stolen from a victim in Blue Springs were recovered.

Today the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office formally charged Justin M. Sherman, 33, Kansas City with 3 felony and 2 misdemeanor
Resisting Arrest by Fleeing Creating a Substantial Risk of Serious Injury or Death - E Felony
Property Damage – 1st Degree - E Felony
Tampering with Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree - D Felony
2 Counts of Property Damage – 2nd Degree – B Misdemeanor

Justin Sherman’s bond is set at $10,000.00 10% Cash only.
“The men and women of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work relentlessly to arrest and bring to justice persistent and dangerous offenders who prey on our community. My commitment to the citizens is to keep Cass County safe,” said Sheriff Jeff Weber.

The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.