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Man sought by task force arrested in Arizona freeway chase

Authorities say a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service has been taken into custody after a nearly 50-mile freeway chase.
Posted at 1:55 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 15:55:09-05

PHOENIX - Authorities say a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service has been taken into custody after a nearly 50-mile freeway chase.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the man was being sought on suspicion of forgery and armed theft in Utah. ?A task force tried to stop the man in a white SUV about 11:45 a.m. in Mesa, but he failed to yield and that started a chase that headed west on Interstate 10 and eventually involved more than a dozen police and DPS vehicles.

Authorities later used stop sticks to slow the fugitive's SUV. The chase ended about 12:30 p.m. when law enforcement vehicles performed a maneuver to stop the fugitive's vehicle near the freeway's Verrado Way exit in the White Tanks Mountain area.