Sep 26, 2023

Traffic stop ends in Kansas City-area home invasion arrest

Posted Sep 26, 2023 2:00 PM
Long-photo Clay Co. Missouri
Long-photo Clay Co. Missouri

KANSAS CITY —What started as a car stop in ended with a home invasion suspect in custody in a home near Kansas City. 

Just after 1a.m. Sept. 24, Sheriff Deputies tried to stop a vehicle with no license plates in Randolph(MO), thirteen miles northeast of Kansas City, according to the Clay County(MO) Sheriff's office.

The driver fled traveling north on Interstate 435 to Interstate 35, and then north to 69 Highway.

Excelsior Springs Missouri Police successfully deployed tire deflation devices as the suspect vehicle drove into town. The vehicle was losing its rear tire and eventually pulled into a driveway in the 700 block of Old Orchard Street.

The suspect later identified as 37-year-old Lewis J. Long ran from the vehicle into a residential backyard and then onto the home's back deck, where several occupants of the home were standing.

Long forced his way through the people on the deck and into the home, where he hid in a corner.

Deputies and police officers won the hide-and-seek game, taking custody of him and pulling him out of the house. The homeowners said they had no idea who he was. Long  complained of chest pains and was evaluated at the hospital before being cleared to come to the Clay County Detention Center.

No one was injured in the incident. Long is being held on requested charges of resisting arrest by fleeing. Additional charges are expected.