One man is in custody after Alaska State Troopers pursued him in a high speed chase from Anchor Point to Homer.
Sgt. Daniel Cox of the troopers’ Anchor Point post said troopers originally got a report about a vehicle stolen from the Anchor Point area around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday. One of the Anchor Point troopers was in Homer heading back north when he spotted the vehicle by Green Timbers Road on the north edge of town.
The trooper attempted to pull the driver of the stolen vehicle over, but Cox said the driver didn’t stop.
“The pursuit started there,” he said, around the Baycrest Overlook.
The chase went down through Homer and out East End Road. Cox said the Homer Police heard the troopers on their radio traffic and joined the search to help.
At one point, officers lost sight of the vehicle and called off the search. A second on duty trooper, with help from a Homer Police officer, later found the vehicle and the driver at a home off of Frontier Lane, which is about 10 miles down East End Road off of Walters Street.
Cox said officers took a man named Christopher Wilson into custody for felony eluding a police officer, reckless driving, driving under the influence and third-degree assault. Officers also found Wilson had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest. The incident was wrapped up by between 4:30 and 5 p.m., Cox said.
Online charging document information shows that Wilson was also charged with first-degree vehicle theft. His arraignment was held on Wednesday and an attorney was appointed to his case.