Fugitive murder suspect captured after high-speed chase in Piute, Garfield counties

David Carlos Craine and Lindsy Michelle Petschauer were arrested Saturday after a high-speed chase in Southern Utah. Craine is wanted in connection with a murder in Colorado. Photos: Arapahoe County/Garfield County

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah, Jan. 22, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A Colorado fugitive, wanted in connection with a murder, was captured Saturday after leading deputies and Utah Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase through two Southern Utah counties.

The chase began at about 10 a.m. when a Piute County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle traveling at 104 mph. The vehicle did not stop, and the chase ensued.

The vehicle fled into Garfield County, where officers from the Division of Wildlife Resources, UHP, and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office used spike strips to deflate all four tires of the vehicle.

The vehicle continued on its rims until the driver lost control a short distance from Panguitch.

The two subjects, a male and a female, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. They were apprehended and taken the Garfield County Jail.

The male suspect was identified as David Carlos Craine, 27, who is suspected of murder in Inglewood, Colo. The female subject is Lindsy Michelle Petschauer.

Craine is suspected in the Dec. 29 shooting death of a 36-year-old man, and was listed as armed and dangerous. The charges against Craine and Petschauer have not yet been listed on the Garfield County Jail website.


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