High-speed chase suspect headed for trial

LaRon Matthews

LaRon Matthews

A Kansas City, Kan., man was bound over for trial late last month for a June pursuit that started in Platte County.

LaRon Ladel Matthews, 36, is facing a felony resisting lawful stop in June. He was bound over for trial on Oct. 10 and will appear in court again on Dec. 6 in front of Judge James Van Amburg.

He entered a not guilty plea on the original charge on July 26.

A Platte County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop at 8:25 p.m. on June 12 at NW 56th Street and Meadowvale on a black Nissan Altima with Kansas tags.

The driver told the deputy he was Darius W. Green and provided a social security number verbally.

As the officer walked back to his patrol car, ‘Green’ drove off going on Southbound Interstate 29 from 56th Street.

A pursuit continued southbound on Interstate 635 with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour in the 55 mph zone. The driver, who had a child in the backseat, exited at Parallel Parkway and the pursuit ended due to the risk of the child, estimated to be six to eight years old, according to court documents.

Dispatched advised the deputy there was no Darius Green on file, but the social security number  came back to Matthews. Kansas City, Kan. Police Department took Matthews in custody at 3310 N. 84th Place and the PCSO deputy responded and positively identified Matthews as the driver who said he was Darius Green.