Man Leads Albany County Sheriff’s Deputies on High Speed Chase
A Laramie man with a warrant out for his arrest led Albany County Sheriff’s deputies on a 62 mile car chase before being apprehended near Fort Collins, Colorado yesterday.
According to an Albany County Sheriff’s news release, deputies responded to a report of a man that had an active warrant out for his arrest out of Albany County. The man, Christopher Baker, was reported to be driving a silver GMC truck with Colorado registration. Deputies arrived in the area and saw Baker driving away in the described truck. They attempted to make a traffic stop, but Baker did not stop and attempted to elude deputies.
Deputies pursued Baker, who drove south on US Highway 287 at high speeds. Deputies contacted the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Colorado State Patrol and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and requested assistance with the pursuit.
The pursuit continued over the Colorado state line and Colorado law enforcement successfully deployed spike strips on Baker’s truck. Baker kept driving, left the highway and entered a dead end private road, where Albany County Deputies apprehended Baker and his female passenger.
During the pursuit, law enforcement had learned Baker has several warrants out for his arrest in Colorado and the GMC truck was possibly stolen. It was later confirmed the truck was stolen.
Colorado law enforcement arrested Baker on several charges, including felony eluding, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and his warrants.
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office intends to pursue charges on Baker and extradite him back to Wyoming.