UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Multi-County Pursuit on June 3rd

Suspect in BCSO Vehicle Pursuit

On 6/3/21 a deputy stopped a vehicle that was reportedly possibly stolen. A MULES check of the plate showed the plate that was displayed was not on file. A MULES check of the female driver showed that she had a $300 warrant out of Butler. As the two deputies made contact again with the female in an attempt to arrest her on the $300 warrant, the female took off from the traffic stop in the vehicle. As she speed away her vehicle struck a deputy that was talking with her through the window while standing to the front of the drivers door. The vehicle pursuit entered Cass County on I49. The pursuit continued north until just south of Peculiar where the female turned into a crossover and started traveling northbound in the southbound lane. The vehicle eventually turned back south bound where Cass County Sheriffs Office units were able to use the Grapple System to bring the vehicle to a stop at the weigh scales in Harrisonville. One female was taken into custody, Identified as Veronica B Roberts from Eldorado Springs Missouri, and then transported to the Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment for injuries she sustained from the incident. The female was released from the hospital where she was booked into the Bates County Jail.During a subsequent interview with the female she stated that she ran because she thought she had multiple warrants from multiple locations for burglary. The female was sought by St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office as a suspect for burglaries involving a stolen weapon. She has been subsequently charged with Burglary out of St. Clair County and a warrant has been issued for her.Ms. Roberts was charged in Bates County with Felony Second Degree Assault and Felony Resisting Arrest/Flee to Elude. Bond in Bates County was set at $29,500.00. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Southland Tow. Other assisting agencies were the Adrian Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Harrisonville Police Department, Harrisonville Fire Department and Central Cass County Fire Department.

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