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One in custody after reported carjacking and chase


Columbia police had one man in custody after a reported carjacking and chase that ended in central Columbia.

In a Columbia police press release, the victim said she was forcibly removed from her car by the suspect.

The victim reported that the suspect was last seen driving a 2021 Toyota 4-Runner heading north on Rangeline from Business Loop 70.

Mug Shot: Kenneth Edwards

Officers caught up to the reported stolen car Friday afternoon near Wilkes Boulevard and Seventh Street. A Columbia Police Department spokeswoman said officers were called to a carjacking on the 900 block of Pannell Street at about 12:30 p.m.

The carjacker took the vehicle into Cooper County before coming back to Columbia, where police cruisers began a chase, CPD Sgt. Mike Youtsey said. The pursuit ended with a short foot chase, he said.

Columbia police arrested 28-year-old Kenneth J. Edwards, Grandview, MO. for the charges of vehicle hijacking, fourth-degree assault, first-degree property damage, careless and imprudent driving, trespassing and resisting arrest for his involvement in a recent carjacking incident.

There were no injuries reported during this incident.

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  1. Again channel 17 If somebody’s in custody Why can’t you say the name of who they arrested why can’t you show a photograph that’s Is public information that’s open for the public to know

  2. 900 Block of Pannell Street is right next to Columbia College and the Columbia Public Schools Center for Gifted Education. From the Police scanner:

    Dispatcher: 2-beep attention tone to all officers: “Any available unit, 9XX Pannell Street carjacking just occurred?Caller advised she was pulled out of her vehicle by a black male”

    Cops asked if the victim’s phone was still in the car so they could track the location – no luck. The victim also had her key fob. Police wondered how far the car could be driven without the key fob in the car. Then the cops asked if the vehicle had On-Star so they could track it that way.

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