Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Harrisonville Man in Custody After Short Foot Pursuit in Bates County


On 2/26/24 at approximately 1900hrs, the Bates County Sheriff's Office received information from a property owner approximately 4 miles east of Adrian on 18 Highway in reference to observing a male subject caught on a security camera wandering around on the property. When Deputies arrived on scene they conducted an area canvas.

 Approximately 1/4 mile from the initial location a Deputy located a heat signature on his vehicles thermal imaging camera that is mounted on the spot light. As the Deputy stopped to investigate what the image was, a male subject stood up and began to flee on foot. The Deputy gave chase on foot until the subject jumped into a large pond area.

 For obvious safety reasons the Deputy did not chase him through the pond. A short stand off in the pond and the Deputies convinced the subject to exit the pond on his own. The subject was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff's Office where he was placed in jail on his No bond Probation Parole warrant for failing a drug test and failing to report to his parole officers.

 During a search of the subject, Deputies located methamphetamines in the pocket of his pants. Charges are pending for the fleeing from an officer and the possession of drugs.

 The subject identified as Rodney C. Bennett of Harrisonville Missouri is being held on his no bond warrant.

Upcoming lane and ramp closures for sign truss installation at MO-7 South over I-49, April 22

CASS COUNTY – Crews working on the bridge replacement and intersection improvement project on MO-7 South will make the following lane and ra...