ROCK SPRINGS — A dead end street helped the Rock Springs Police Department (RSPD) apprehend and arrest a Wisconsin man who allegedly attempted to elude police in a vehicle that was reported stolen in Colorado.
According to a Facebook post from the RSPD, on January 12 at around 11:38 p.m. a RSPD officer was informed that a local taxi company had delivered fuel to a male subject whose Toyota Prius had run out of gas. The gas was delivered and the subject drove away without paying for the fuel.
The Toyota Prius was located by officers traveling at a high rate of speed. An attempt was made to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver refused to pull over, according to the RSPD. He continued to elude officers until he drove down a dead-end road at which time he stopped his vehicle and contact was made by officers.
The driver was later identified as 22-year-old Orlando Wilson Jr., from Beloit, Wisconsin. Through the investigation, it was learned that the vehicle Wilson was driving had been reported stolen from a car dealership in Colorado, the release states.
Wilson was arrested for numerous charges including felony theft, fleeing or attempting to elude police officers, possession of marijuana-less than 3 ounces, interference with a police officer, driving under suspension, failure to maintain insurance, and speeding.
This case remains under investigation. The RSPD reminds the community that all suspects are presumed innocent until their case has been adjudicated in a court of law.