A Kansas City man wanted on warrants now faces two counts of resisting arrest after he fled from police on Friday and Tuesday, speeding in a motor vehicle away from police at high rates of speed, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Ronzell M. Wright dob: 2-27-1991, faces two counts of Resisting a Lawful Stop.*
According to court records, a detective from the Kansas City gang unit identified the suspect in a vehicle. A computer check showed outstanding warrants. Police attempted to pull Wright over, but he refused to stop, accelerating at high rates of speed and crossing the double yellow line into oncoming traffic. Later, tracked by a helicopter, the vehicle was observed to top 100 miles per hour, running stop signs and lights, driving through residential neighborhoods and crossing over into oncoming traffic. He abandoned the vehicle and got into another vehicle. Paperwork inside identifed Ronzell Wright. On the 30th, police observed Wright in a vehicle at a car wash on 63rd Street. He again fled from police at a high rate of speed. Once again, a police helicopter tacked the suspect's vehicle for more than half hour. Again, he exceeded speeds of 100 mph, running stop signs and lights. The eluded police across Clay and Jackson counties until he finally was pulled over near 53rd and Jackson. Wright told police he fled because he had outstanding probation warrants.
Prosecutors requested a $20,000 bond.
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Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.