A high-speed police chase Wednesday that began in Shawnee ended in Lawrence after three people were arrested and returned to Johnson County.
The pursuit began about 3:30 p.m. when Shawnee police were called to investigate a reported auto burglary. A description of a vehicle involved in the case was broadcast to law enforcement agencies, according to Shawnee police.
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop a vehicle matching that description in Tonganoxie. The vehicle did not stop and instead led troopers and other police agencies on a chase on U.S. 59 as it approached Lawrence.
In Lawrence about 4:15 p.m., police used spike strips to deflate the tires of the vehicle near Sixth and Vermont streets. Two males and a female fled the vehicle and were arrested a short time later, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman.
One male suspect, found hiding behind a residence in the 500 block of Florida Street, allegedly resisted arrest and was subdued by an officer with a stun gun, McKinley said.
The three people arrested in Lawrence were turned over to the custody of Shawnee police.
Shawnee police said the auto burglary investigation continued Wednesday.
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