A Warsaw, Mo., man is facing charges in connection with a police chase and wreck Thursday night in Independence.
Brandon Hembree, 33, was charged Friday with resisting a traffic stop and leaving the scene of an accident, both felonies, and a misdemeanor count of driving with a revoked driver’s license.
Jackson County prosecutors accused Hembree of refusing to stop for Independence police, leading to a pursuit that ended when the truck he allegedly was driving was involved in a wreck with another vehicle on Blue Ridge Cutoff at Interstate 70.
The driver and a passenger in the truck ran from police and were arrested by Independence and Kansas City police.
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The truck had been reported stolen in Kansas City. Hembree’s license had been revoked in 2014 after convictions for fleeing police and leaving the scene of an accident.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $10,000.