High-speed chase ends near Fernley
A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly stole a vehicle in Yerington and led police on a high-speed chase.
Gregory Seal, 40, of Moss Point, Miss., was booked into the Lyon County Jail on suspicion of felony grand larceny and eluding police, misdemeanor drunken driving and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
According to a press release, Seal allegedly drove off with a vehicle left running outside the Terrible’s Gas Station on Highway 95 Alternate in Yerington while the car’s owner was inside.
As deputies were responding to the theft report, they spotted the stolen vehicle northbound on Highway 95 Alternate near mile marker 25.
Seal allegedly ignored the emergency lights and sirens and fled toward Fernley.
Officers put out spike strips in the area of Highway 95 Alternate and Dump Road, flattening the tires on the stolen vehicle.
Seal then allegedly refused to exit the vehicle, locking the car doors, turning up the music and drinking a beer.
It’s unclear how long the incident lasted. At some point, officers broke out a window and removed Seal.
His bail is set at $46,319.