Two people were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after allegedly stealing items from a Jefferson City store, then leading authorities on a vehicle pursuit that ended in Callaway County.
According to Jefferson City Police Department reports, around 12:50 p.m., officers were called about a theft of over $500 from the Kohl's on Stoneridge Parkway. An employee was able to provide a vehicle description, including a partial license plate, of the vehicle the two subjects were seen driving away in.
Officers responding to the store saw the vehicle in the 2400 block of Missouri Boulevard and attempted to stop it. The vehicle, a four-door Jeep, sped away going east and the pursuit began.
The pursuit went east on Missouri and then onto U.S. 54, heading north into Callaway County. The pursuit ended when deputies from the Callaway County Sheriff's Department deployed spike strips at the intersection of U.S. 54 and Route BB causing the tires on the vehicle to deflate. A short time later, the vehicle stopped and the two suspects were taken into custody.
Police did not release names of the suspects until formal charges were filed, but did say the pair was facing potential charges of theft, resisting arrest and multiple traffic violations.