Wanted Anchorage man arrested near Delta Junction
A man wanted by Anchorage police on a series of arrest warrants was taken into custody after a chase near Delta Junction, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Anchorage police had asked for help Friday finding 32-year-old Previn R. Deveroux II, after he was sought in connection with several cases.
Troopers said in an online dispatch Monday that they caught up with Deveroux at about 12:20 p.m. Monday, after a report of “a possible disturbance” at a pullout in the area involving a stolen vehicle. Troopers found Deveroux in a vehicle previously reported stolen from the Delta Petro Wash.
“A [troopers] patrol unit attempted to stop the vehicle; however upon spotting the trooper vehicle, the suspect fled in the vehicle,” troopers wrote. “The suspect eluded troopers for approximately 25 miles and while doing so causing other motorists to take evasive action as well as failure to yield to an ambulance that was on a medical call.”
Deveroux was held on charges of failing to stop at the direction of a peace officer, weapons misconduct for being a felon in possession of a concealed weapon, and driving with a canceled license – in addition to his APD warrants.
Those warrants included failure to comply with conditions of Deveroux’s probation on a robbery charge, according to APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad. He had also been theft, vehicle theft and use of a stolen access device, in an April incident in which Deveroux had allegedly driven a stolen vehicle to the Dimond Fred Meyer, rifled through a tractor-trailer cab and stolen a backpack.
In addition, police had arrested him twice in June, on charges including burglary after he had broken into two properties and some outbuildings on Industrial Way. A second arrest on theft charges came after he allegedly spent more than an hour inside the bathroom of an Old Glenn Highway business, and was then found in possession of goods taken from the business.
Troopers took Deveroux to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, where he was held without bail.
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