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Moses Lake man in jail after chase, stand off

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Grant County deputies were involved in a high-speed chase Friday. Grant County deputies were involved in a high-speed chase Friday.
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. -

An 18-year-old man is in jail after leading sheriff's deputies on a 45-minute high speed chase through Grant County.

The whole thing started around 1 p.m. Friday. Grant  County deputies were between Ephrata and Moses Lake when the learned a stolen red Pontiac was in the area. Deputies caught up with the car, but the driver sped away. The chase lasted about 45 minutes and covered over 40 miles, travelling at speeds of up to 85 mph over rural roads. Deputies say the chase continued to points east of the town of Stratford, then continued back westbound.

Police set up spike strips on State Route 28 about three miles east of Soap Lake. The Pontiac's right side tires were flattened and the car kept driving another four miles before the driver pulled over and ran into a nearby home on Quincy Place and refused to come out.

Deputies called the Moses Lake Regional Response Team. When the team arrived and ordered the man, identified as Randy C. James of Moses Lake, out of the house, he came out and was arrested without incident.

James is in Grant County Jail for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude police, resisting arrest and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

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