Phillip T. Martin

Phillip T. Martin

CLAY COUNTY — Deputies with Clay County Sheriff’s Office safely took an armed man into custody Friday, Jan. 20, who was allegedly wanted for a home invasion in Buckner, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

On Friday, officers from the Gladstone Police Department requested assistance when they located a stolen car being driven by suspect Phillip T. Martin, 27, reports the sheriff’s office.

The Buckner Police Department had issued a public alert trying to find Martin, who was allegedly wanted for a home invasion that occurred Jan. 19. Buckner police reported Martin was to be considered armed and dangerous.

Martin allegedly fled from Gladstone police and deputies in the vehicle, at one point going the wrong direction on Interstate 435 near Northeast 108th Street.

“Martin then drove off I-435 into a field near Cookingham Drive, got out of the car and took off running. Two deputies chased him and saw he had a gun in his hand. They yelled at him to drop the gun as they ran, but he yelled back for them to shoot him,” states a sheriff’s office release about the chase. “One of the deputies deployed his Taser, striking Martin. Martin fell to the ground and deputies got him safely into custody.”

According to deputies, Martin had several rounds of ammunition in his pockets, and a gun was located near where he fell. Ambulance crews evaluated Martin and he was then transported to the Clay County Detention Center in Liberty.

Martin has been charged with resisting arrest by fleeing and tampering with a motor vehicle in Clay County. He is being held in the jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.