Two suspects have been apprehended after allegedly stealing a car in Kansas City.
After spotting what he believed to be a truck that was hauling his stolen 4-wheeler, an off-duty Moberly Police Officer followed it to Old Franklin, where local police were dispatched to his location. The Daily News has been unable to learn the name of the Officer.
Officer Tony Hill, of the New Franklin Police Department, attempted to stop the vehicle, but was forced to pursue north-bound on Highway 5. The vehicle, according to the Howard County Sheriff's Department, then drove into a field with New Franklin Officers and Howard County Deputies following.
After driving into a cornfield, officers lost sight of the truck and a perimeter was established. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Boonville K-9 unit and Glasgow Officers assisted. Eventually spotted stuck in a pond, the vehicle was found to be unoccupied.
Shortly after, Charles Lusby and Don Dame of the Howard County Sheriff's Department took a first suspect into custody – Jeff Cadman, 20, of Kansas City, who was reportedly the passenger. The said vehicle, according to law enforcement, was stolen from a car lot in Kansas City.
After pursuing the driver, William Baum, as a person of interest, Howard County announced his apprehension a short time later.
"We can confirm that William Baum is now in custody," said Deputy Dennis White of the Howard County Sheriff's Department.
When more information becomes available, the Daily News will report.