High-Speed Chase Takes Law Enforcement from Pettis to Carroll County
A multi-county high-speed chase Sunday night that originated in Sedalia resulted in the arrest of a Kansas City man.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 39-year-old Kenneth H. Steenstry of Kansas City, was arrested at 12:26 a.m., this morning, and charged with felony resisting arrest by fleeing, felony receiving stolen property and 2nd degree felony burglary.
Missouri State Highway Patrol observed suspicious activity in the area of US 65 and 32nd. When Troopers attempted a vehicle stop the suspect in a U-Haul truck, the driver field to yield and a pursuit was initiated. Pettis County Deputies and K9 Unit assisted with the pursuit. The pursuit continued through Pettis County into several other counties culminating in a stop in Carroll County
The chase involved several law enforcement agencies, and two instances where spike strips were used on the truck as it traveled north on Highway 65 out of Sedalia and through Marshall, Malta Bend, Waverly, and across the Missouri River.
Speeds of nearly 90 mph were noted by law enforcement as he fled. The suspect hit the first spike strip around 11:52 p.m., just before Waverly, and the second one around 12:15 a.m. Sparks were flying from the wheels as he came to a stop around 12:23 a.m.
Steenstry was taken into custody and returned to Sedalia, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail.
During a search of the vehicle, a 2023 Polaris Ranger was found in the back of a U-Haul. The Polaris was stolen from Yeager's Cycle, according to Pettis County Sheriff Brad Anders.
There were no injuries reported during the entire incident, Anders noted.