WELLS – Two suspects led the sheriff’s office on a chase after law officers say they refused to pay for gas at Roadway Diesel in Wells on Thursday. They were arrested a day later.
Daniel Jacobson, 20, and Nicole Price, 22, ran out of gas near Wells and Roadway Diesel delivered fuel to them.
The suspects attempted to elude Roadway Diesel personnel without paying for the gas, according to Elko County Undersheriff Ron Supp. Deputies later found the vehicle in Wells. The deputies temporarily stopped the vehicle, but Supp said Price and Jacobson switched seats while the deputy approached the car, and the suspects sped off again.
During the chase, the suspects twice attempted to hit an occupied patrol car, Supp said.
Because of the speed and location of the chase, deputies chose to end the pursuit.
“They were going like 70 miles per hour in a residential area in Wells,” Supp said.
The suspects abandoned the vehicle, which was later found by deputies. When the vehicle was impounded the sheriff’s office discovered the car was stolen.
The two suspects were found again on foot and identified by a Roadway Diesel employee who alerted the sheriff’s office. The deputy confirmed the identity of the suspects, and they were taken into custody.
Jacobson was charged with possessing or receiving stolen property, two counts of battery on a protected person, disobeying an officer, two counts of attempted battery on an officer, theft and driving with a suspended license. His bail was $136,495.
Price was arrested for the same crimes but was charged with only one count of battery on a protected person. Her bail was $86,495.