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Cass Co – Around 2:00 pm Friday, deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office were called to assist deputies with the Miami County Kansas Sheriff’s Office pursuing a vehicle that crossed into Missouri near West Line.
Deputies continued pursuing the vehicle on 2 Highway west of Harrisonville. Officers with the Harrisonville Police Department deployed a tire deflation device near the Harrisonville City limits and successfully deflated 3 of the vehicle’s tires. The driver of the vehicle continued east on 2 Highway before stopping near Commercial Street.
The female driver was taken into custody by a Sheriff’s Office K9 team. There were no other occupants.
Kansas City Missouri Police Department confirmed the vehicle, a 2011 Buick Regal, as stolen. A license plate on the vehicle was reported stolen from Texas.
"Cooperation among multiple law enforcement agencies continues to make a difference when apprehending criminals in our community. Today’s incident is an example of that support to keep our county safe.” Sheriff Jeff Weber
The driver was transported to an area hospital for treatment before being transferred to the Cass County Jail.
The Cass County and Miami County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Harrisonville Police Department assisted deputies.
On Saturday the Cass County Prosecutor charged Makayla J. Kettler, 27, Paola Kansas with First Degree Tampering and Resisting Arrest by Fleeing. Her bond was set at $7500 (10% cash only).

  Cass Co – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman in rural Pleasant Hill as a homicide.  Deputies responded to the 18000 block of South Purvis Road on Sunday where they located the victim. The suspect in the case is in custody at the Cass County Jail.
On Sunday, around 3:00 pm a concerned family member notified law enforcement that they had not seen their daughter since Friday.  Deputies secured a search warrant for a house in the 18000 block of South Purvis Road near Pleasant Hill where they discovered the body of Sara B. Maloney, 39, Pleasant Hill, inside the residence.
Around 11:45 pm, members of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Unit located the person of interest in a house in the 1000 block of Mullen Road in Raymore.  Deputies were involved in a short standoff at the residence when the subject refused to come out of the house.  A Cass County K9 Team located the suspect inside the residence and he was taken into custody.
This afternoon the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office charged Levi G. Mitchell, 31, Pleasant Hill with Murder Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action.  The judge in the case has ordered Levi Mitchell held with no bond.

Charles Branson was extradited from federal detention in Indiana to Cass County and is being held without bond in the Cass County Jail. Branson was charged with second-degree murder, attempted robbery, first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a weapon in the 2017 homicide of Grabriel Brito-Ramirez.

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The parents of Officer Christopher Morton who died in an ambush in Clinton Missouri in 2018 was awarded $1.625 million dollars by Judge William Collins. Darrel and Tara Morton will receive $926.442.17 from the settlement and the rest will go to lawyers. 

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