Cody Man Arrested After High Speed Chase in Fremont County
Written by Andrew-Rossi on September 7, 2017
A Cody man with a long history of legal troubles was arrested Tuesday after a car chase in Fremont County.
43-year-old Christopher Mitchell led Fremont County authorities on a car chase early Tuesday morning after allegedly stealing a 2014 Ford Truck from Hot Springs County. Law Enforcement was alerted of the theft just before 2 a.m., and was told that the suspect was possibly headed to the Shoshoni area.
A deputy identified the vehicle outside Riverton on Highway 789, traveling south at 96 miles per hour, and began to pursue in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not stop and began an attempt to elude officers. He entered Riverton just after 2 a.m., and led police on a chase through town. The Riverton Police Department attempted to spike the truck’s tires without success, but when the vehicle was driven to a dead end and attempted to turn around, a Deputy pushed the front of his vehicle into the passenger side of the fleeing truck.
Mitchell, who was the driver and sole occupant of the truck, was taken into custody without further incident. No injuries were caused by the chase.
According to court records, Mitchell has a long record of criminal and misdemeanor offenses that go back to 1995, including literally dozens of traffic violations in ten Wyoming counties, including Park and Washakie. His most recent encounter with Law Enforcement in Park County was a Breach of Peace offense on August 15th.