A suspected carjacker was arrested Tuesday morning after a high-speed chase through Jackson County and Independence.
The chase reached speeds of about 100 mph before the driver fled on foot, and a person was arrested while running in a creek bed near Kentucky and Courtney roads in Independence.
Police began the pursuit about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday after spotting a pickup truck reportedly stolen in a carjacking in Blue Springs.
Another car was driving behind the stolen truck and appeared to be attempting to block police from pursuing the truck, according to police radio transmissions.
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That second car crashed at Truman Road and Missouri 7.
Police and sheriff’s deputies continued to pursue the truck until the driver stopped and ran into the woods.
A person was spotted a few minutes later in the creek bed and taken into custody.
Police reported finding a handgun in the abandoned truck.