ROCK SPRINGS — A man from Wisconsin was arrested by the Rock Springs Police Department on multiple charges after reportedly leading police officers in a vehicle chase in a stolen car.
On Jan. 12, around 11:38 p.m., officers were informed that a local taxi company had delivered fuel to a male subject whose Toyota Prius had run out of gas, according to a press release. The gas was delivered and the driver, later identified as Orlando Wilson Jr. from Beloit, Wisconsin, allegedly drove away without paying for the fuel.
Wilson was located by officers, who said he was traveling at a high rate of speed. An attempt was made to conduct a traffic stop but Wilson refused to pull over. He continued to elude officers until he drove down a dead-end road at which time he stopped his vehicle and contact was made by officers, according to a press release.
Through the investigation, it was learned that the vehicle Orlando was driving had been reported stolen from a car dealership in Colorado. Orlando was arrested for numerous charges including alleged felony theft; fleeing or attempting to elude police officers; possession of marijuana, less than 3 ounces; interference with a police officer; driving under suspension; failure to maintain insurance; and speeding.
This case remains under investigation.