A Kansas City man fleeing police at 100 mph and driving against oncoming traffic successfully evaded police vehicles and a helicopter on Friday.
Four days later, in a second dramatic chase through Kansas City streets, the man surrendered and was taken into custody by Kansas City police.
Ronzell M. Wright, 26, is charged with two counts of resisting arrest in the two incidents.
Police attempted to pull over Wright on Friday after a detective with the Kansas City gang unit identified him in a vehicle. The detective determined Wright had outstanding warrants, according to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.
Wright allegedly fled at a high rate of speed, crossing the center line, running stop signs and darting through residential neighborhoods. A helicopter tracking the vehicle clocked it at speeds exceeding 100 mph.
The prosecutor’s office said Wright escaped when he abandoned his vehicle and entered another one.
Police said they identified Wright by paperwork left in the abandoned vehicle.
Four days later, on Tuesday, Wright led police on another chase that began at a car wash on 63rd Street. Wright allegedly sped through downtown Kansas City and across Jackson and Clay counties.
The chase lasted about 30 minutes and ended when Wright surrendered near 53rd and Jackson streets.
Wright’s bond was set at $20,000.
Ronzell M. Wright with the same birth year pleaded guilty last year to receiving stolen property and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to court records.
Wright told police he fled because he had outstanding probation warrants, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said.