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Federal fugitive rams KC police car

Updated: 2013-07-19T16:24:15Z

By CHRISTINE VENDEL

The Kansas City Star

A federal fugitive rammed a police car and nearly hit a detective while trying to flee from Kansas City career criminal investigators Thursday afternoon.

The investigators chased the fugitive for about 20 minutes until he lost control of his Chevrolet Tahoe in a grassy median near U.S. 50 and Smart Road in Lee’s Summit, where they arrested him.

The incident began about 4 p.m. when the investigators tried to arrest a man wanted on a federal supervised release violation in a store parking lot near 30th Street and Brighton Avenue in Kansas City. The man threw his SUV in reverse and rammed a detective’s car. Another detective had to jump out of the way and a sergeant had to pull his car out of the way to avoid being hit as the man fled the parking lot.

Police chased him through Raytown and Lee’s Summit. Upon reaching Missouri 7, the suspect turned around in the median and headed back west. Police tried to put tire-flattening devices in the roadway, but he swerved to avoid them. During his final evasive maneuver, he swerved off the right shoulder into the grassy median, where he lost control and hit a culvert, disabling his SUV.

He then refused to get out of his vehicle for about 15 minutes, investigators said, but eventually relented.

To reach Christine Vendel, call 816-234-4438 or send email to cvendel@kcstar.com.

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