CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — Two Missouri people were arrested on Tuesday afternoon following a traffic stop in southeast Kansas.

A news release says around 3:30 p.m., an investigator with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office who was working a theft case initiated a traffic stop on a Dodge Ram east of Baxter Springs.

The driver refused to stop until coming up on a road closed due to construction.

Law enforcement found a fully-automatic firearm inside the vehicle. The driver, a 37-year-old man from Webb City, Missouri, was arrested on suspicion of:

  • Fleeing Law Enforcement
  • No Registration
  • No Driver’s License
  • No Insurance
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Police say the man had previous convictions in Missouri for assaulting law enforcement and resisting arrest, along with other criminal charges.

A 37-year-old Ozark, Missouri, woman was also arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm.

An investigation is ongoing.