Man charged after allegedly stealing cop car while in custody

One man remains in custody after a bad check at a pawn shop led to a stolen police car and shots fired. Late on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 18, charges were filed against 23-year-old Jeffery Scott Brown of Kansas City, Mo.

Jeffery Scott Brown

Jeffery Scott Brown

In addition to suffering a minor gunshot wound to his arm, Brown faces one felony count each of escape from custody while under arrest for a felony, resisting arrest, tampering with a motor vehicle and fleeing the scene of an accident. He remains in custody at the Platte County Detention Center in lieu of a $75,000 cash-only bond.

According to multiple reports, Northmoor Police Department officials responded to the call at about 4 p.m. on Monday, July 17 of a man attempting to pass a bad check at a pawn shop in a strip mall that stretches through Riverside and Northmoor. The suspect, later identified as Brown, was arrested, handcuffed and placed into a patrol car.

Reports indicate the patrol car belonged to Northmoor’s chief of police.

After being secured into the car, the suspect allegedly found a way to move his hands, still cuffed, to the front of his body, exit the vehicle and get in the driver’s side door. He then attempted to flee the scene in the patrol car.

First, the suspect allegedly drove toward the chief, who then allegedly shot at the suspect inside the car. The suspect then left the scene before crashing the car near the intersection of Vivion Road and NW Waukomis Drive near the edge of the Platte/Clay  county line. Northmoor — a village with a population of just more than 300 people — is located in southeast Platte County.

According to reports, authorities apprehended the man at about 6 p.m. in a wooded area. Multiple agencies, including the Riverside Police Department, assisted in the search.