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Two Suspects In Custody After A Pursuit

Public Information Officer:
March 14th, 2022
Major Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff’s Office

03-14-22On 03-13-22, at approximately 1:17pm, deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of 7 Highway and Walker Road for speeding. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued through the city streets of Harrisonville, before returning to the interstate.

While traveling north on I-49, deputies successfully deployed a tire deflation device (stop sticks) just south of Peculiar.

The vehicle exited the interstate at J Highway where it became disabled after striking a curb. The female driver was taken into custody. As a male subject exited the passenger side of the vehicle deputies observed him dropping large amounts of cash. In total, deputies recovered $34,924. He was apprehended after a short foot chase.

The suspects were found in possession of Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, as well as several other controlled substances.

The driver, Tairnika L. Collins (33) of Memphis TN, was charged with Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, with a bond being set at $5,000 cash only.

The passenger, James E. Wells (30) of Memphis TN, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, with a bond of $7,500 cash only.

Both subject’s are currently in custody in the Cass County Jail. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Harrisonville Police Department, and Peculiar Police Department assisted with the pursuit.

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