Man accused of eluding after chase ends with vehicle stuck in mud

58a21f4674999.imageBy Debbie Bryce, For the Journal

A 20-year-old Fort Hall man is facing multiple charges following a police chase that ended when the suspect got stuck in the mud.

Jerall J. Fasthorse is charged with felony eluding, and misdemeanor charges for resisting and obstructing and failure to purchase a driver’s license.

Fasthorse was also charged with an outstanding arrest warrant. According to Bannock County Sheriff’s Office reports, Idaho State Police attempted to stop Fasthorse, who failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued.

Bannock County deputies later located Fasthorse on Hiline Road and attempted to stop him and again the suspect fled.

Deputies terminated the chase at Chubbuck Road and Yellowstone Avenue. But the suspect was spotted again just after midnight on Sunday when he ran a stop sign at Philbin and Siphon roads. According to deputy reports, Fasthorse fled west toward Michaud Creek, where his vehicle became stuck in the mud.

Fasthorse tried to flee on foot, but was taken into custody at the scene.

He was arraigned on the charges Monday.