Police ID 2 People Arrested Following High Speed Chase

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW-TV) -- Two people are in custody after an early morning high speed chase that started in Jackson County.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said the Jackson County Sheriff's office assisted in a high speed pursuit of a car that started near 158th and US-75 Highway around 2:21 a.m. Friday.

The chase began after a Potawatomi Tribal Police officer identified the tag on the vehicle was from a car from Wyandotte County.

The chase ended near Sabetha on US-75 Highway near mile post 217 just before 3 a.m.

The driver was identified as John-Michael Lee Devosha, 23, of Kansas City, Kansas and the passenger, Latisha Marie Hare, 21, of Kansas City, Kansas.

A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit assisted in locating a 9 mm loaded handgun that was thrown from the vehicle several miles north of Holton, Kansas.

Devosha who was considered armed and dangerous is wanted by federal authorities including: U.S. Marshal’s and ATF for weapon and drug charges. In addition, Devosha is wanted by numerous Kansas law enforcement agencies.

Local charges and bond for Devosha and Hare are currently pending.

Officers from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Potawatomi Tribal Police, Brown County Sheriff's Office, Sabetha Police Department, Sac and Fox Tribal Police, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Kickapoo Tribal Police were involved in the pursuit.


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