Juneau, AK (KINY) - State Troopers ended up in a chase of man that was fleeing police after stealing a pickup truck.
According to Trooper Dispatch reports, the man on the run was 41-year-old Lance Colby Harrington of Barrow, who had stolen a 2015 Toyota Tacoma from Anchorage. He was driving recklessly, failing to stop when a pull over was attempted by Anchorage Police. Harrington was driving on the Seward Highway, when he slammed into an SUV that had five occupants. Those people received either minor or no injuries.
From there, Harrington ran from the scene and carjacked a nearby vehicle. He threatened the driver with a metal bar and smashed his rear window. The driver attempted to drive away, but was dragged out by Harrington. Harrington continued to speed away in that vehicle, where he eventually ended up in the ditch, later hitting a culvert at high speeds.
The vehicle rolled several times and Harrington was ejected and thrown into the nearby woods. Harrington walked away from that crash and attempted to steal yet another vehicle. He was unable to achieve that theft and was ultimately arrested after a US Forrest Service Officer and some Good Samaritan off-duty officers from another state who were vacationing in Alaska were able to bring Harrington down. Harrington was collected by State Troopers and was transported to Anchorage for his minor injuries.
All three of the vehicles involved in the chase were totaled. Thankfully, there were no fatalities in the incident.
Harrington was charged with Robbery I, Vehicle Theft I (X2), Assault 3 (X2), Assault 4, Reckless Driving, Leaving the scene of MVC-I, Reckless Endangerment, and Resisting Arrest. Harrington was later released from the hospital and transported to the Anchorage Jail held without bail.