Crime

Mountain Home man arrested following 130 mph car chase

Kyle King, 21, of Mountain Home
Kyle King, 21, of Mountain Home

A Mountain Home man faces several felony charges after a high-speed, long-range car chase, according to a Mountain Home Police Department press release.

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, officers attempted to stop a car that Thrifty Auto Sales had earlier reported stolen. The black 2015 Chevrolet Sonic sped off from the attempted traffic stop near the 700 block of West 5th North, according to the release.

The suspected driver, Kyle King, 21, of Mountain Home, reportedly led officers through town toward Highway 78. Elmore County deputies arrived to help; King tried to run their vehicles off the road. King continued into Owyhee County, reaching speeds of 130 mph and covering about 22 miles before he was stopped, according to the release.

When they were 5 miles out of Bruneau, an Elmore County deputy forced King into a ditch off Highway 51 near milepost 75. King reportedly attempted to flee again and hit two patrol vehicles, but was taken into custody. He received minor injuries in the crash, according to police.

King was the focus of a $100,000 bench warrant for failing to appear in court regarding 2015 charges of driving under the influence and possessing drug paraphernalia. After Tuesday, police also expect him to be charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding law enforcement, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, resisting and obstructing officers, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. All but the resisting/obstructing and one of the possession charges would be felonies.

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