UPDATE AT 9:00 P.M.: The Kansas Turnpike Authority said that both suspects are in custody as of Sunday night and the scene has been cleared in McLouth.
JEFFERSON COUNTY (KSNT) -Three Kansas law enforcement agencies are looking for two men Sunday evening after they escaped from a stolen car, according to the Jefferson County Emergency Management.
Emergency Management Director Keith Jeffers said the two men bailed from the car on a stretch of Kansas Highway 16 between the intersection of 259th and 82nd Street northeast of McLouth. He put out an alert to the public around 4:30 p.m. as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, McLouth police and Kansas Highway Patrol teamed up to look for them. Jeffers warned the public not to approach them as authorities don’t know if they are armed.
The Jefferson County Emergency Management director said one suspect is a Black man wearing a blue shirt, and the other is a Hispanic man wearing a white shirt. He asked anyone who sees two people that match these descriptions acting suspiciously to call 911 immediately, and to keep car and home doors locked.