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Two arrested after alleged carjacking in Independence leads to KC

Updated: 2013-03-19T18:35:17Z

Two carjacking suspects were arrested this morning after leading Independence and Kansas City police on a chase.

The incident began just before 5 a.m. when a man reported to Independence police that his Kia Sonata was taken by force outside a convenience store at 40th Street and Noland Road. The suspects — a male and a female — were spotted a short time later in the vehicle and Independence police started a pursuit.

The car pursuit went into Kansas City but ended when the suspects encountered a dead end and drove into a wooded area at 58th Street and Bennington Avenue.

The suspects attempted to escape on foot, but an Independence police dog located the suspects. The female surrendered, but the man fought with officers before being bitten by the dog and subdued by officers. As the man was being led out of the woods, he head-butted an officer, according to police. The man was treated for his injuries at the scene, and both suspects were taken to jail pending charges.

|Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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