ALBANY COUNTY, Wyo. (RELEASE) - On June 7th 2017 at approximately 1:00pm Albany County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to an address in the 3400 block of Fort Buford Drive for a report of a male subject that had an active arrest warrant out of Albany County. The suspect who was identified as Christopher Baker was reported to be driving a silver GMC truck with Colorado registration.
As Deputies arrived in the area they observed Baker leaving in that truck. The Deputies followed and attempted to make a traffic stop when Baker began to elude.
During the pursuit Baker traveled south on US highway 287 at high speeds. The Wyoming Highway patrol, Colorado State Patrol and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office were notified and requested to assist with the pursuit. During the pursuit law enforcement learned that Baker had several warrants for his arrest out of Colorado and that the silver truck was possibly stolen.
The pursuit continued into Colorado were Colorado law enforcement successfully deployed spike strips on Bakers truck. Baker eventually left the highway and entered a dead end private road where Albany County Deputies apprehended Baker and his female passenger after a 62 mile pursuit.
While on scene it was determined that there were no injuries associated with the pursuit. It was also confirmed the truck Baker had been operating was stolen out of the Denver area. Baker was arrested by Colorado Law enforcement on several charges to include felony eluding, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and his warrants.
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office also intends to pursue charges on Baker and eventually extradite him back to Wyoming.