Two people have been arrested following a theft from the University of Central Missouri. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Public Safety Director Kim Vansell:
Vansell said on January 10th, Johnson County Central Dispatch received a call regarding potential copper theft from one of the University’s buildings.
“There happened to be a State Highway Patrol Trooper in the area, and when he went to initiate a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle, they fled the scene,” said Vansell.
The chase eventually became an on-foot pursuit. One person is believed to have evaded arrest. Troopers found one of the people allegedly in the vehicle. UCM Police also found a woman believed to be involved with the theft in the area.
Phillip Butler, 49, has been charged with theft and resisting arrest. Charges against Mandisa Billingsley include theft/stealing, possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.