TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department has two suspects in custody after a vehicle matching the description of an armed carjacking that happened in Lawrence was stopped in Topeka.

Rosie Nichols with the City of Topeka said the TPD saw a vehicle matching the description of the carjacking case around 10 a.m. Tuesday near the area of 14th St. and Southwest Topeka Blvd. Officers tried to stop the vehicle, resulting in a chase.

With the assistance of Kansas Highway Patrol and the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, the suspects were stopped on I-70 between the Fairlawn and Wanamaker exits, according to Nichols.

TPD took two individuals into custody with no reported injuries, according to Nichols. The driver of the vehicle, Tashaun L. Jacks-Story, 18, of Topeka was arrested on the following charges:

  • Possession of stolen property
  • Flee or attempt to elude
  • Reckless driving
  • Driver’s license required
  • Criminal damage to property

Nichols said the investigation is ongoing and more information would be shared when available.