Missouri driver flees traffic stop in Lawrence; more than a dozen officers give chase

A Cowgill, Mo., man led officers on a chase Wednesday night after fleeing from a traffic stop, police say.

Around 8:30 p.m., an officer tried to stop a GMC truck in the 2600 block of West 25th Street, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads. The truck’s driver, later identified through Douglas County Jail booking logs as 37-year-old Kevin Grube, would not stop and the officer gave chase.

According to Lawrence Police Department activity logs, 13 officers responded to the chase.

The pursuit ended around the 2300 block of Louisiana Street, where Grube fled on foot, Rhoads said. Shortly thereafter he was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of reckless driving, attempting to elude, possession of an opiate, opium, narcotic or stimulant, driving under the influence, interference with a law enforcement officer and operating a vehicle without liability insurance.

Grube is being held in the Douglas County Jail in lieu of a $7,250 bond.