Anchorage man arrested after stolen-car chase in Wasilla
A 25-year-old man was arrested overnight Tuesday in a high-speed Wasilla chase, which Alaska State Troopers say ended after he crashed a stolen car.
The chase which led to Anchorage resident Nicholas Thomas being taken into custody began just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to an online dispatch, when troopers saw a vehicle “driving recklessly” through the parking lot of the Wasilla Walmart.
“Troopers attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however the vehicle failed to yield, running multiple stop signs and operating at a high rate of speed,” troopers wrote. “The vehicle then left the roadway and came to a stop at the bottom of a hill.”
Thomas ran from the vehicle, troopers said, suffering minor injuries during a foot chase before he was arrested. He was treated and released at a local hospital, while troopers discovered that the vehicle Thomas was driving had been stolen in Anchorage.
Troopers took Thomas to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility, where he was held without bail on charges of vehicle theft, felony eluding and reckless driving.
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