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Harrisonville Man Arrested After On-Foot Pursuit

On 2/26/24 at approximately 1900hrs, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office received information from a property owner approximately 4 miles east of Adrian on 18 Highway in reference to observing a male subject caught on a security camera wandering around on the property. When Deputies arrived on scene they conducted an area canvas. Approximately 1/4 mile from the initial location a Deputy located a heat signature on his vehicles thermal imagining camera that is mounted on the spot light.
As the Deputy stopped to investigate what the imagine was, a male subject stood up and began to flee on foot. The Deputy gave chase on foot until the subject jumped into a large pond area. For obvious safety reasons the Deputy did not chase him through the pond. A short stand off in the pond and the Deputies convinced the subject to exit the pond on his own. The subject was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office where he was placed in jail on his No bond Probation Parole warrant for failing a drug test and failing to report to his parole officers.
During a search of the subject, Deputies located methamphetamines in the pocket of his pants.
Charges are pending for the fleeing from an officer and the possession of drugs.
The subject identified as Rodney C. Bennett of Harrisonville Missouri is being held on his no bond warrant

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