Press Release Bates County Sheriff

On 12/24/20 at approximately midnight a Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the City of Adrian. During that traffic stop a second vehicle pulled up and the driver of that vehicle began a conversation with the stopped vehicle. When the Deputy exited his patrol vehicle to make contact the driver of the second vehicle sped off spinning his tires. The Deputy then requested that the Adrian PD Officer find him and detain him until the Deputy could have a conversation with him about his inability to drive within the laws of Missouri.

The Deputy finished with his first vehicle stop and then was notified that the Adrian Officer located the second vehicle in question. As the Adrian Officer attempted to stop the vehicle it began to flee from the Officer. The pursuit then traveled north outside the City limits where the Deputy attempted to deploy the Grappler. The driver intentionally tried to wreck the Deputy causing extensive damage to the front of the patrol vehicle. The Deputy was able to remain in the pursuit.

The pursuit continued north into Cass County where a second Deputy with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office attempted to deploy the Grapple system. A third deputy was able to deploy spike strips in rural Harrisonville causing three tires to deflate. The pursuit continued to Harrisonville where it traveled onto 7 Highway until the vehicle became disabled. The Driver was then taken into custody.

The Driver was identified as Ryan Matthew Templeton, W/M, 11/3/1985. Mr. Templeton had active warrants for his arrest for the following:

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Careless and Imprudent Driving

Improper Regulations

No Insurance

Driving While Suspended

Obstructing Police by Fleeing to Elude

Resist Arrest

Receiving Stolen Property

Mr. Templeton is currently on Parole with the Missouri Department of Corrections for………Receiving Stolen Property and Fleeing/Resisting Arrest. We will be sending a request for DOC to retain custody of Mr. Templeton since he has not complied and continues to fail to abide by the terms of his early release.

“We continued to work with other agencies like Adrian Police Department, Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol to bring career criminals to Justice.” Say Sheriff Anderson. “Mr. Einstein here had no regards for anyone in our communities and placed everyone at extreme danger of serious injury or death. I am Thankful for the peaceful ending but his 45 minute pursuit could have had serious consequences to an innocent family or one of our deputies on this Christmas Eve. I find it even more disturbing to see that he was receiving text messages encouraging him to continue to run and that he “has already taken out two patrol cars” like these people are living in a video game. These messages appear to be coming from people within our own community who were listening to the scanner. Our message to them is that we literally have your number and will continue to investigate Mr. Einstein’s criminal actions and connections to our community to further bring anyone connected to his actions to Justice.”

Mr. Templeton is being held on his previous warrants and is also being sought by KCPD in reference to Burglaries in their jurisdiction. Mr. Templeton was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Fleeing to Elude with a bond of $25,000 Cash only. Additional charges will be sought to include felony property damage for the damage to the patrol car and receiving stolen property as the car that he was driving has now been reported stolen out of Harrisonville.