Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Two arrested after pursuit in Harrisonville

On July 3rd, 2021, at approximately 4:17 pm, Harrisonville Police Officer attempted to stop a 2021 white Chevrolet truck for a license plate violation in the area of northbound Interstate 49 and Mechanic Street. The truck failed to stop for the Officer and turned onto Mechanic Street traveling east. 

The truck reached Commercial Street, turning traveling south. While traveling south on Commercial Street at approximately 52 mph, the truck struck another vehicle pulling out of the Harrisonville Marketplace Shopping Center.

The truck continued traveling south before driving thru the parking lot of a business located at 1001 S. Commercial Street, before traveling onto Oakland where the truck became disabled. The female driver and male passenger exited the truck and attempted to flee the scene. Both were taken into custody.

On July 4th, 2021 the Cass County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Kayla Simmons, 30 years old of Holton, KS. with one count of Felony Resisting Arrest and one count of Felony Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree. Associate Circuit Judge Lett affixed a No Bond to the warrant for the charges against Kayla. Prosecutors charged Marty Warford Jr., 35 years old of Shawano, WI with one count of Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest. Judge Lett affixed a $1,500.00 cash only bond to the warrant for the charge against Marty.
The occupants of the vehicle struck by Kayla suffered minor injuries and declined medical attention at the scene.

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