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Wanted man arrested in Butte following Harrison Ave. crash

Posted at 9:57 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 11:57:41-05

BUTTE– A wanted man was arrested in Butte after he crashed the vehicle he was driving into a building during a pursuit with police late Saturday afternoon.

The crash occurred at a building at Harrison Avenue and Cobban Street when the driver of a white SUV lost control of the vehicle while fleeing from police.

Butte Sheriff Ed Lester said the 31-year-old driver and his female passenger ran from the vehicle after the crash. The driver ended up climbing to the roof the Domino’s pizza building a block away, where he eventually surrendered to police.

The female passenger remains at large. Police said the man is wanted on a federal warrant and a patrol officer tried to pull him over on Ohio Street about 4:40 in the afternoon and the man refused to stop. He remains jailed Saturday evening.

-John Emeigh reporting for MTN