Marshals Service, Highway Patrol Vehicles Hit During Pursuit

The suspect and a second person were allegedly involved in the Tuesday theft of two rental cars

By Associated Press

GREAT FALLS — Authorities in Montana say a man in a stolen car ran into a U.S. Marshals vehicle and a Montana Highway Patrol vehicle during a high-speed pursuit.

The suspect and a second person were allegedly involved in the Tuesday theft of two rental cars from a store where the suspect used to work in Great Falls on Tuesday.

A U.S. Marshal Service deputy was able to track the GMC Yukon driven by the suspect, who ran into the Marshals Service vehicle before fleeing on U.S. Highway 89 at speeds over 100 miles per hour, Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said according to KFBB-TV.

The suspect later left the highway and crashed into a state highway patrol vehicle south of Fort Shaw, disabling the suspects vehicle. He was apprehended without incident.

It was unclear if any injuries were suffered by law enforcement or the suspect, who was booked for felony theft, resisting arrest, felony assault with a weapon, fleeing a peace officer and other offenses.

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