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Tuesday, October 17 2017 @ 07:37 PM AKDT

Troopers arrest 2 in Houston after pursuit

Police BlotterOn 07/12/2017 at approximately 12:46 am, Alaska State Troopers attempted a traffic stop on a 1971 Chevrolet pickup near mile 54 of the Parks Highway in Houston after receiving a REDDI report about the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Kevin Marshall Wheeler, age 48 of Wasilla, failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued, ending at a residence on Corn Street.

Marshall fled on foot and was apprehended after a foot pursuit. An investigation revealed Wheeler had an outstanding no bail felony warrant for his arrest for violating conditions of his probation, original charges of Assault 3 x 2, Assault 2, Assault 4, Harming a Police Dog, Theft 2 x 2, and False Information.

A subsequent investigation at the residence Wheeler fled to lead to the recovery of two stolen vehicles located at the property. Steven Lee Bennett, age 33 of Wasilla, was also found cowering in the crawl space of the residence. Bennett had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for violating conditions of his probation, original charge of Theft 2.

Both Wheeler and Bennett were placed under arrest, transported and held at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer. The investigation in the recovery of the stolen vehicles is ongoing.

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