UPDATE: Multiple agencies involved in U-Haul pursuit in connection to a report of a missing female

Courtesy of Cecil Smith
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SHOSHONE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - UPDATE 6:10 p.m.:
The Shoshone Police Department said the missing woman is reported safe and has spoken to law enforcement.

Idaho State Police is investigating and will be sharing any future updates.

ORIGINAL:
According to the Shoshone City Police, near 12 p.m. Monday, the Shoshone City Police Department was asked to assist Idaho State Police, Jerome City Police and the Jerome County Sheriff's Office with a pursuit of a U-Haul truck.

Police said the vehicle was heading towards Lincoln County on North Road in Jerome County.

As the pursuit continued, it was determined that both the driver and the vehicle were involved with a report of a missing female.

Officials say speeds ranged from 35 miles per hour up to 90 miles per hour with the suspect swerving from one side of the roadway to the other.

Shoshone Police units joined the pursuit on 7 Mile Road where the suspect swerved at the Shoshone City Police Chief and appeared to try and ram him.

The suspect then turned northbound onto U.S. Highway 93 from 7 Mile Road where he continued to drive erratically.

Officials said the suspect left the roadway on several occasions, sometimes driving on an access road to the west of U.S. Highway 93. He then drove west approximately 100 yards into the desert near South County Line Road and U.S. Highway 93 where the U-Haul became stuck.

After a brief standoff, the suspect was taken into custody without further issue.

ISP is handling the pursuit and charges associated with it.



 
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