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2 Year Prison Sentence for Suspect Charged in Connection With Police Chase

A 19-year old man, charged in connection with a police chase in the 100 Mile House area this summer, has been sentenced to more than two years in jail.

David Higgins was sentenced to 822 days behind bars and also received a 10-year firearms prohibition after pleading guilty to several counts, including Resisting Arrest and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.

Several charges were also stayed against Higgins.

27-year old Derick Brown and 26-year old Darwyn Sellars have both opted to go to trial and will be back in court in September of next year for Jury Selection.

The charges against all three men are in connection with an alleged incident back in June.

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100 Mile House RCMP were alerted by Clinton police about a theft from a liquor store and were told that three men had escaped in a stolen vehicle from Kamloops.

Police then intercepted the vehicle on Highway 97 just south of Highway 24 but say it pulled into a driveway and the occupants ran into the bush.

A police dog handler was brought in and the suspects were tracked back to Highway 97.

At that point, a police helicopter joined the search but the suspects weren’t located until the following morning when an off-duty officer spotted them.

That led to the arrest of one of the suspects who police say was in possession of sawed-off firearms and ammunition.

RCMP say tips from the public then led them to the two other suspects at the ball diamonds.

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