The Campbell County Sheriff's office with the assistance of the Wyoming Highway Patrol took a thirty-year-old Gillette man into custody after a half hour high-speed chase yesterday on the south edge of Gillette. Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall said speeds reached in excess of one hundred miles per hour, until the chase came to an end yesterday afternoon in the Sleepy Hollow Subdivision.
“He got down to one of the intersections at Sleepy Hollow Blvd, failed to negotiate the turn there, went through a fence and spun around and disabled the vehicle.”---Pownall
Pownall said at that point three passengers in the vehicle stayed where they were at but the suspect fled on foot. Law enforcement quickly set up a perimeter.
“We were told he was in the backyard of an address out there in Sleepy Hollow, he was approached there at that address and he immediately fled again, and was finally captured out at the park area near Union Chapel Road.”---Pownall
Pownall said the thirty-year-old suspect was arrested on multiple charges including reckless driving, eluding and failure to report a crash. Sheriff Pownall also added that at the time of the incident the suspect was out of jail on bond while awaiting trial on a charge of being a felon with a firearm, after being a suspect in an aggravated burglary charge.
“And that little incident yesterday, that just proved that he has no care in the world for anybody, or for their life and safety, so he needs to be remanded in custody”---Pownall
Law enforcement in southwestern South Dakota also dealt with a half hour high-speed chase yesterday afternoon. That chase ended with a suspected drunk driver being shot multiple times after allegedly brandishing a rifle following the chase. That chase ended in the New Underwood area, the suspect was taken to the hospital, and no officers were hurt.
Pownall gives chase details: