- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A man has admitted in federal court that he played a role in robbing a Kansas bank before leading police on a high speed chase with a co-defendant’s toddler in the getaway car.

Thirty-nine-year-old Gary Jordan of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty Wednesday to bank robbery and gun charges.

A co-defendant, 18-year-old Jacob L. Smith of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty last week to bank robbery and weapons felonies.

Authorities say Jordan and Smith were armed when they held up the Stilwell bank in March, then fled into Missouri with law enforcers in pursuit. Smith was accused of firing shots during the chase and Jordan of trying to carjack another vehicle after the wreck.

The toddler belonging to another co-defendant now awaiting trial wasn’t hurt.

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