Cass County News

Cass Co – Around 10:00 pm Thursday January 7th , deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Unit attempted to stop a 2002 Ford F250 truck on Prairie Lane and E 155th Street near Raymore for speeding.

The driver increased his speed and continued driving north onto Pryor Road crossing 150 Highway. At one point, the driver drove into the oncoming lane of traffic nearly striking another vehicle.

The Cass County Deputy with a Grappler equipped vehicle was able to capture the vehicle on Pryor Road near South West Hook Road. The vehicle was brought to a stop a short time later and the driver was taken into custody without further incident.

The vehicle was confirmed stolen from Raymore, Missouri on January 7, 2021. The driver Eric C. Shope, 40, Kansas City was arrested and transported to the Cass County Jail for active warrants that include municipal warrants in Belton, Sugar Creek, Failure to Appear Possession of Drugs in Excelsior Springs, Mo. and Felony Possession of Controlled Substance in Jackson County.

Today the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office charge Eric C. Shope with Class D Felony Tampering with Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree, and Class E Felony Resisting/Interfering with Arrest, Detention or Stop Creating a Substantial Risk of Serious Injury/Death.

The judge in the case issued Eric C. Shope a Signature (ROR) bond.