Washington Man Taken Into Custody After Stealing Car (update)

The Franklin County Sheriff’s department is asking for your help finding a suspect who stole a vehicle out of the Lonedell area. A woman called the sheriff’s department around 6:oo this morning after seeing someone breaking into her vehicle. Just prior to deputies arrival the suspect was able to start the vehicle and fled. Deputies chased the subject to Elmwood Church. A deputy was at that position with road spikes. When the subject saw the deputy he crashed in to a tree and fled on foot. Deputies are currently searching for the subject described as a white male. At the time he fled he was wearing dark pants or sweat pants, orange hoodie and a gray sweatshirt tied around his waist. Deputies searching the area located an orange hoodie in the area. It is believed that this may have been the third subject who fled during the arrest attempt on Hwy 47.

KLPW update 11:47

The sheriff’s Department has found the suspect. A K-9 was brought in from Jefferson County along with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Air Unit. Deputies located one shirt under a log. The other shirt was observed from the air. A short time later, the subject was observed moving by a deputy on the ground and deputies in the air in the area where the subject fled. The subject again attempted to flee but stopped and surrendered when he observed other deputies coming in his direction. He is identified as David Utz, a white male, age 36 from Washington who had an active warrant for his arrest for felony drug charges.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.