COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
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.
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.