by Valerie Verkamp
A high speed chase stretching across state lines came to an end in Dearborn Monday shortly before noon.
Natalie Fox, 27 years old, of Excelsior Springs, and Darren M. Jameson, 28 years old, of Claycomo, were taken into custody after wrecking a stolen vehicle while fleeing police.
Cpt. Erik Holland, public information officer with the Platte County Sheriff's Office, said the incident began in Kansas City, Kan. as a possible assault against law enforcement. The suspects fled the scene in a stolen vehicle crossing state and county lines.
Deputies with the Platte County Sheriff's Department were in hot pursuit along Z Highway in Dearborn when they briefly lost sight of the stolen vehicle.
A short time later, Platte County deputies discovered the stolen vehicle wrecked on Second Street in Dearborn. The suspects had abandoned the vehicle.
A Dearborn homeowner, who witnessed two suspects approach a home near the 200 block of July Street, immediately reported what he considered suspicious behavior to the police. When deputies arrived at the residence, they took Fox and Jameson into custody.
The Platte County Prosecutor's Office charged Fox, who had a warrant out for her arrest, with tampering with a motor vehicle in the second degree.
Court records indicate the suspect has been charged numerous times over the past 12 months. Earlier this year, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office charged Fox with second degree burglary, possession of a synthetic cannabinoid, and driving a motor vehicle with a revoked license.
She is being held at the Platte County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.
Jameson has been charged with one count of resisting an arrest—creating a substantial risk of serious injury—and one count of tampering with a motor vehicle. Circuit Court Judge Van Amburg set his bond at $25,000.
In 2008, Jameson was placed on probation by a Clay County Circuit Court after he pled guilty to unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.