One arrested after carjacking leads to late-morning police chase through Topeka

FILE(Phil Anderson)
Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 11:05 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Two people are behind bars after an armed carjacking led to a late-morning police chase through the Capital City.

The Topeka Police Department tells 13 NEWS that it received information about a recent armed carjacking that happened in Lawrence on Tuesday morning, March 28.

Officials said they saw a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle just before 10 a.m. near SW Topeka Blvd. and SW 14th St. They attempted to stop the suspect, however, the driver, later identified as Tashaun L. Jacks-Story, 18, of Topeka, failed to pull over and started a car chase.

TPD said with the help of the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office, it was able to stop the suspect vehicle on westbound I-70 between the Fairlawn and Wanamaker Rd. exits.

Officials said two people were taken into custody, however, only Jacks-Story was arrested and no injuries have been reported. There is no current impact on traffic and the investigation remains ongoing.

Jacks-Story was booked into the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections on possession of stolen property, flee or attempt to elude, reckless driving, driver’s license required and criminal damage to property. He was also booked on two previous warrants and remains behind bars with no bond listed.