North Dakota man arrested after Goshen Co. pursuit

A North Dakota man is in the Goshen County Detention Center after a high speed chase Thursday with law enforcement between Lingle and Torrington that reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Goshen County Sheriff's Captain Bryan Morehouse says around 1:30 pm, officers received a call of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a residence in Lingle. Officers made contact with a male who provided false information about his identity and while officers were attempting to get accurate information from the man, identified as 41 year old James Calvin Theurer of Minot, ND, he fled from officers in a 1984 Cadillac.

Morehouse said the pursuit left Lingle eastbound with speeds reaching 100 mph and officers with the Lingle Police Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Goshen County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop Theurer as he sped through traffic, almost causing multiple crashes. Officers with the Torrington Police Department set up a roadblock on the west side of Torrington and Theurer was stopped on the west edge of Torrington prior to entering the city limits.

Theurer is being charged with Interference with a Peace Officer, Reckless Driving, Fleeing to Elude Peace Officers, and multiple traffic violations In addition, he also is being held in the Goshen County Detention Center on a felony warrant out of Colorado.

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