OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas City, Mo., man accused of fleeing from police in a stolen FedEx delivery truck has been charged in Kansas with felony theft.
The Kansas City Star reports that 19-year-old Caleb Ownby said he understood the charge when he made his first appearance Thursday in Johnson County District Court. Online court records said Ownby planned to hire an attorney. Bond in the case was set at $10,000.
Ownby was arrested early Wednesday evening in Prairie Village, Kan., after police used a tire-puncturing device to flatten some of the vehicle’s tires. The pursuit began in southeast Kansas City and wound through residential neighborhoods and along highways.
News helicopters followed the chase as police stayed well behind the truck, whose driver frequently signaled to change lanes or turn corners.