Prairie Village police apprehend man after foot chase near Homestead Country Club

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Wright was booked in Johnson County Jail Tuesday.
Wright was booked in Johnson County Jail Tuesday.

A police officer’s keen eye led to the apprehension of a man caught driving again without a valid driver’s license in the Indian Fields neighborhood of Prairie Village Tuesday.

An officer on duty for Mission Hills noticed a young man behind the wheel of the car to whom he had issued a citation several months ago for driving without a valid license. The officer started pursuing the vehicle and the driver took off down Mission Road. He made a bad move, however, by turning into the Homestead Country Club parking lot entrance — a dead end. The man then jumped out of the vehicle and started running away from the car on foot.

More Prairie Village police units arrived on the scene and gave chase to the man, eventually apprehending him not far from the site of the abandoned car.

Neighbors in the area assisted police by alerting them to the man’s location as he ran through their yards.

A Lorenzo Devante Wright was booked in Johnson County Jail Tuesday night on charges of obstructing the legal process. Wright was released Wednesday morning on $4,000 bond.

On Monday night, Prairie Village police reported assisting Mission police with a search for an apparent burglar who fled on foot in the neighborhood near 61st and Nall. A heavy police presence was in the neighborhood at approximately 7 p.m. Monday. Mission police have not released any information regarding the situation on Monday night.

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