“His car just simply ran out of gas, and he surrendered to police.”
That was the way Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee described the end of a high-speed chase that started in Lincoln County and ended near Beryl Junction, Utah.
Lee said Aaron Jacobson, in his mid-20s, from Henderson, Nevada, about 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 9, failed to stop for Nevada Highway Patrol following a routine traffic violation on U.S. 93 near Pahroc Summit, and took off at high speed. Running the plates of the fleeing vehicle, troopers learned Jacobson was wanted for several felony warrants from Las Vegas Metro for burglary, home invasion, theft and is also a suspect in multiple crimes in Henderson.
The chase reached speeds at or exceeding 120 mph on the flat and heading up toward Oak Springs Summit.
Lee said NHP notified his office that because of the high speed, and the erratic movements of the vehicle, they had been advised by their own supervisors to discontinue the pursuit, not wanting to possibly endanger other motorists.
Jacobson continued on to Caliente and was reported to have sped through a highway construction project outside of the city.
Lee said sheriff’s deputies looked for the suspect vehicle between Caliente and Panaca, but did not locate it. “Therefore, we notified White Pine County, and Iron County in Utah, and about 45 minutes later, we were notified that officers in Iron County were in pursuit of the suspect vehicle near Newcastle.”
Officers there tried to get the vehicle off the road, Lee said, “but the suspect spun around and headed back toward Beryl Junction. So we rolled our officers back toward Utah, thinking we were going to set up road spikes, etc. but apparently shortly after, the vehicle ran out of gas and he pulled over and surrendered without incident to three Iron County deputies. He was taken into custody for felony evading and eluding.”
Lee said Jacobson is being held in Iron County on charges there, but Las Vegas Metro was looking to see if they could extradite him back to Nevada.