Two men are facing charges in connection with Monday’s intense manhunt in Olathe that followed a string of armed robberies and a police-involved shooting.
Pedro Antonio Torres, 23, and Mario Jimenez, 18, were each charged in Johnson County District Court with five counts of aggravated robbery.
Jimenez was also charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. Torres had an additional charge of felony theft.
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Olathe police said four convenience stores were held up in a span of about two hours early Monday morning.
Later Monday, Olathe officers spotted a vehicle suspected of being involved in the robberies and pulled it over.
Two occupants in the vehicle got out and started to run, according to police.
Torres was caught after a short foot pursuit.
But Jimenez allegedly fired shots at an officer who returned fire, according to police.
Police then cordoned off the area and searched for several hours before Jimenez was arrested.
Both Torres and Jimenez were to make their initial court appearances at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Johnson County District Court.
Torres was being held on a bond of $350,000 and Jimenez on a bond of $250,000, according to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office.