Police chase ends in downtown Parkville

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Kearney, Mo. man last week after he allegedly led deputies on a brief high-speed chase in a stolen car.

At about 2:30 in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 7, a deputy spotted a black Dodge Caliber that matched the description of a stolen car from Merriam, Kan. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Highway 9 toward Parkville, Mo.

Deputies followed the vehicle to the Minute Mart located at the intersection of Highways 9 and 45 where they attempted to initiate a traffic stop because a check of computer records indicated the license plate on the Caliber were registered to a Nissan. The vehicle increased speed and turned westbound onto Highway 45 and continued to drive westbound
on Highway 45 in the eastbound lane. 

The suspect then turned southbound onto Bell Road but the driver lost control and drove into the grass at the Highway 45 and Bell Road intersection, causing the front right tire to go flat.

The driver continued southbound on Bell Road at a high rate of speed.

The driver turned east onto 12th Street and then north onto Main Street where he came to a stop. 

Deputies instructed the driver and passenger to exit the vehicle, and both complied. The driver was identified as 19-year-old Ross Logan while the passenger was a 43-year-old male.

According to court documents, Logan asked the deputy during transport if he was going to Clay County, Mo. or to Merriam, Kan., according to court documents. When the deputy asked why he would be going to Merriam, Kan., Logan stopped speaking. 

The Platte County Prosecutor’s office charged Logan with felony tampering with a motor vehicle and misdemeanors of resisting a lawful stop and failure to display license