Gillette, Wyoming – A multi-county wanted man was arrested yesterday in a seven-minute chase that spanned a Gillette, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles and property, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. bottom.
Rusty Rock, 44, was charged with felony aggravated assault, aggravated fleeing, and hit-and-run after fleeing a traffic stop attempt around 9:04 a.m. on March 6, sheriff’s deputy Quentin Reynolds said. said.
Deputies tried to stop Locke from speeding up the S. Douglas Highway near Camel Drive at 36 mph in his green 2017 Dodge Ram. Reynolds said Locke didn’t stop and drove through a nearby McDonald’s parking lot, where he was hit by three cars while fleeing lawmakers.
Reynolds said the suspect’s car fled onto S. Butler Space Road.
Gillette Police Capt. Jason Marcus said Locke did not hit the officer’s car, but came very close.
After hitting the yard, the lock accelerated, re-entered the carriageway, hit the broadside of a passing pickup, and then fled the area at 90 mph, Reynolds said.
Reynolds said agents continued to pursue the vehicle until it entered a Walgreens parking lot and crashed into the corner of the building, with Locke and a 24-year-old female passenger fleeing the vehicle on foot.
After a short foot chase, Locke and the woman were taken into custody without further incident, Reynolds said.
Reynolds said attorneys estimated Locke caused about $10,000 in damage to vehicles and property.
The woman was subsequently released without charge. However, according to Reynolds, Locke was found to have her two active arrest warrants for bond cancellations from Campbell County and another for violating a Natrona County protection order.
After Reynolds learned that Locke was not authorized to use the Dodge by the car’s owner, Locke also accused him of failing to register as a sex offender, speeding, and driving an unlicensed vehicle. He added that he was indicted for using it.