A 21-year-old Mountain Home man faces a laundry list of charges after a cross county high-speed chase.
Mountain Home Police say Kyle King was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen from an auto dealer earlier in the day. Officers say King sped away when they tried to pull him over and then tried to ram patrol cars off the road during the 22-mile chase that followed. Police say speeds topped 130 miles during the chase out of Mountain Home into Owyhee County.
As the chase approached the town of Bruneau officers say King’s erratic driving caused concern about the dangers citizens might face if he made it into the city limits. That’s when Elmore County Chief Deputy Mike Barclay performed a PIT maneuver using his vehicle to stop King’s. Investigators say even after the maneuver King tried to get away and hit two police vehicles before being taken into custody. He suffered minor injuries in the incident and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. No officers were injured.
King faces a host of charges: Felony Possession Of a Stolen Vehicle, Felony Eluding, Felony Aggravated Assault, Felony Aggravated Battery, Resisting And Obstructing Officers, Misdemeanor and Felony Possession Of a Controlled Substance.