A man on probation after serving time for an Anchorage murder more than a decade ago was arrested this week on several charges, after a chase stemming from an attempted traffic stop by Anchorage police.

Police initially tried to pull over 35-year-old John P. Teri at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to an APD statement, after an officer saw his vehicle “swerve over the yellow line multiple times” near East 56th Avenue and the Old Seward Highway.

Although Teri slowed down at first, police say he soon accelerated and the pursuing officer lost the silver Dodge when it went over a hill west of Lumbis Avenue. Backup units found the vehicle unoccupied where it had gone down an embankment off a dead end at East 78th Avenue.

“Officers quickly established a perimeter and a K-9 unit arrived,” police wrote. “The K-9 tracked Teri from the abandoned vehicle to some woods to the east of an apartment complex on the 600 block of East 78th. As the tracking team approached, Teri yelled out that he would give up.”

Anchorage police said Teri was one of three men, along with Leroy Lopez and Leon Kinneeveauk, who drove up to an Anchorage Taco Bell restaurant and fatally shot 21-year-old Joshua Goliver during an Aug. 16, 2003 robbery. Teri later pleaded no contest to a second-degree murder charge, and was wanted on a warrant for violating his probation in the case.

After seeing a gun in Teri’s vehicle and smelling marijuana on him, police arrested him on charges of drug-related OUI, failure to stop, being a felon in possession of a firearm and his warrant. He was held at the Anchorage Jail.

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