Special Enforcement Operation
Crime Reduction Effort.
On December 6, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and the Warrensburg Police Department assigned additional law enforcement personnel to a special enforcement operation throughout Warrensburg and Johnson County. As a result of the operation, several arrests were made relating to the use, distribution and delivery of controlled substances.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., a Sheriff's Deputy and the Department's K9 Unit attempted to stop a vehicle when Central Dispatch advised the license plates displayed on the vehicle were stolen. When the Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle accelerated and traveled southbound on MO.13 from Warrensburg. The vehicle continued south into Henry County and as it entered into the City of Clinton, Clinton officers deployed four sets of stop-sticks in an effort to deflate the fleeing vehicle's tires. After a successful deployment of the stop-sticks the vehicle's tires began to deflate as it continued southbound on Business Mo.13. The vehicle continued southbound until leaving Business Mo.13 and continued south on 2nd Street to where it came to a dead end at water's edge of Truman Lake. Once the vehicle came to a stop, both the driver and the passenger exited their vehicle and fled on foot into the wetland area. The suspects were then tracked, located and placed in custody by the Johnson County K9 Unit, Clinton Police officers and Henry County Deputies.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Corey Stephen Metcalf, age 39 from Kansas City, Kansas. He was arrested on 24-hour investigative hold for felony resisting arrest, theft of a motor vehicle, failing to yield to and emergency vehicle and several other traffic violations. Metcalf was also arresting on a Franklin County, Kansas arrest warrant for Nonresidential Burglary and a warrant from the Kansas Department of Corrections for involuntary manslaughter. During the 24-hour investigative hold, Johnson County issued a Fugitive From Out of State Warrant with a cash only bond of $50,000.00.
The female passenger in the vehicle, identified as Nichole Mae Andrews, age 36 from Warrensburg, was also taken into custody and held on a 24-hour investigative hold for resisting arrest/detention/stop.
Sheriff Munsterman would like to thank his Johnson County Deputies, the Warrensburg Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol as well as the Central Dispatch Centers from both Johnson and Henry Counties for their hard work and dedication during this operation. Sheriff Munsterman states, "One of the greatest tools law enforcement can possess and utilize is the team work among all agencies as well as the citizens they serve". These types of enforcement operations will continue in an effort to deter criminal activity and to apprehend fugitives from justice. Because of operations such as this one, our communities will be a safer and happier place to live and raise our families.