Driver in custody after DPS pursuit from Mesa to west of Phoenix

A high-speed chase along Phoenix freeways resulted in the arrest of a man who was on the run since 2012, federal officials said. It came to an end along Interstate 10 west of Phoenix.

The pursuit ended as Department of Public Safety troopers performed a "PIT maneuver" on the suspect's car just past the Watson exit shortly after 12:30 p.m. After troopers boxed the car in and forced the driver to come to a stop, the suspect could be seen putting his hands up and getting out of his car. He was then arrested.

The U.S. Marshals identified him as 51-year-old Scott Rasmussen. He was convicted of wire fraud in 2004 in Harrisville, Utah. He later violated his probation and a warrant was issued for his arrest in 2012, the U.S. Marshals Service said. The Harrisville Police Department was also looking for him on forgery and theft by deception charges.

He had been on the run for about eight years when the Marshals Service learned he was in east Mesa. Agents started surveillance on him when they saw him get into a Jeep Cherokee.


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Location: Phoenix