Suspect arrested after pursuit with stolen vehicle in Vernon County

A Nevada resident was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon following a vehicle pursuit with Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, a detective with the Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle on North Washington Street in Nevada after it had been reported stolen when the vehicle failed to stop.

The vehicle continued to flee North of Nevada and onto I-49 where other units responded to assist. Vernon County Deputies deployed stop-sticks near the Compton Junction exit in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle attempted to swerve around the stop-sticks and slid into the ditch where he was taken into custody without incident.

Sheriff Mosher said the driver who has been identified as 61-year-old Larry Coker of Nevada hit an exit sign with the vehicle but no major damage was done to the vehicle and no injuries occurred.

Coker has been charged with Tampering with Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, and Driving while Revoked. He is being held at the Vernon County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.

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