Crime

Police pursuit hits 120 mph before suspected Blue Springs bank robber is arrested

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper pursued a vehicle allegedly tied to a robbery at Adams Dairy Bank at speeds up to 120 mph.
A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper pursued a vehicle allegedly tied to a robbery at Adams Dairy Bank at speeds up to 120 mph.

A man arrested after a 120 mph Highway Patrol chase was charged Monday with robbing a Blue Springs bank.

James Hulsey, 51, was charged in federal court with the robbery last Friday of the Adams Dairy Bank at 651 N.E. Coronado Drive.

Hulsey allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened to kill a bank teller before she handed over money, according to court documents.

After a description of the robber and a suspect vehicle was broadcast, a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper spotted a vehicle matching the description and tried to stop it as it traveled eastbound on Interstate 70.

The driver refused to stop, and the trooper pursued the vehicle at speeds of more than 120 mph before the vehicle got a flat tire and ran off the road in Callaway County.

Hulsey was arrested after a brief foot chase.

A gun and cash were found inside the vehicle, according to the documents.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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