Teenager arrested on multiple charges
ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — A local teenager was arrested on Wednesday by the Rock Springs Police Department for multiple charges.
The 16-year-old was arrested on charges for reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude police officers, interference with peace officers – interference or resisting arrest and failure to stop at stop signs.
On May 11, at approximately 3:45 p.m. officers from the Rock Springs Police Department were dispatched to a residence in Rock Springs regarding a 9-1-1 call.
Officers arrived on the scene to learn that a male teenager, who was believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine, had become irate and volatile toward his elderly grandparents before leaving the residence in a vehicle.
While officers were there, the subject returned to the area where he was observed driving recklessly and nearly causing a collision.
Officers made several attempts to initiate a traffic stop, but the subject failed to stop.
During the police pursuit of the subject, the individual called family members threatening to shoot them and the responding police officers.
The subject called into the dispatch center and began speaking with a RSPD officer. Through this interaction, officers were able to gather information on the location of the subject and safely take him into custody without further incident at approximately 6:30 p.m.
The subject was transported and booked into Sweetwater County Detention Center.