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Cody man sentenced to prison in 150-mile chase

 

October 17, 2018



CODY (WNE) — A Cody man who led authorities from four different law enforcement agencies on a 150-mile, more than two-hour car chase was sentenced to 5-7 years in prison Wednesday.

Christopher Mitchell, 44, pleaded guilty in September to theft of property valued at more than $1,000, a felony.

Mitchell stole a contractor truck from former employer and Cody resident Jay Blough in September 2017. After Lovell police attempted to pull over Mitchell, the man drove Blough’s 2005 Dodge pickup through a spike strip and crashed into a canal between Thermopolis and Worland, totaling the vehicle....



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