A 32-year-old man who led police on a chase across the state line Monday after officers attempted to pull over his vehicle faces charges of rape and vehicle theft.
Ricardo D. Staley of Kansas City also was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with sodomy, tampering and resisting arrest.
According to court documents, Kansas City police investigated a reported rape on June 17. The victim told officers that Staley came to her residence to retrieve his personal items. While there, Staley forced the woman to submit to him, threatening to kill her. After the assault, Staley told the victim he would return and rape her again.
On June 19, Staley struck up a conversation with another woman in the parking lot of a grocery store and told her he needed money. He took the woman’s purse and sped away in her minivan.
The next day, a third woman told police that Staley stole her SUV and wallet. Police later saw the stolen vehicle at Independence and Woodland avenues and tried to pull it over. The driver, later identified as Staley, refused to comply and sped away.
Staley led officers on a pursuit that ended 30 minutes later when he pulled into a blocked street and was arrested at Eighth and Freeman in Kansas City, Kan.