High-speed Chase Leads to Arrest of Two Sedalians in Lafayette County
Two Sedalians were arrested Wednesday afternoon in Lafayette County after trying to evade law enforcement.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, shortly before 2 p.m., a narcotics detective attempted to stop a vehicle when Central Dispatch advised the license plates displayed were stolen.
When detective attempted to initiate a traffic stop along Highway, the vehicle accelerated and began traveling toward Lafayette County on gravel roads. In Lafayette County, the vehicle came to rest in a ditch where the driver and passenger fled the scene into a dense creek bed, then into a large corn field.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, Odessa Police Department's K9 unit, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Johnson County Emergency Management assisted in searching the area.
At approximately 7:30 p.m., the passenger of the vehicle, Shyanne Meyer, 23, Sedalia, was located near the area and was taken into custody. Meyer was placed on a 24 hour investigative hold for felony resisting arrest and formal charges are currently being sought.
And around 11:30 p.m., the driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old-male from Sedalia, was detained and transported to a juvenile detention center for 1st degree tampering with a motor vehicle, felony resisting arrest and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office assigned additional law enforcement personnel to a special enforcement operation throughout Johnson County on July 17. As a result of the operation, several arrests were made related to resisting arrest, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and tampering with a motor vehicle.