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Russell Anderson charged with six counts following last week's high speed chase through Casper

(Wyoming) - According to court records, on Wednesday, November 25th an officer with the Mills Police Department attempted to stop a red Chevrolet Suburban for a traffic violation in Mills. The vehicle allegedly was driving erratically, switching from lane to lane without signaling. The officer believed the vehicle to be driving faster than the vehicles around it. The officer caught up to the Suburban at Hwy 20/26 and Salt Creek and activated his lights to attempt a traffic stop. The driver of the red Suburban, later identified as 30-year-old Russell Anderson, refused to stop and continued north on 20/26. The vehicle continued through to Events Drive where another law enforcement officer again attempted to stop the vehicle inside the City of Casper. At that point, according to court records, troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol were made aware of the situation and observed the vehicle driving south onto Hwy 25 leaving Casper. Several troopers attempted to stop the vehicle as it continued onto I-25. During the pursuit, at least two attempts were made to deploy spike strips, yet on both occasions Anderson drove around the strips. Near mile marker 165, reports show, Anderson crossed the grass median and began driving south in the northbound lanes. Wyoming Highway Patrol intensified its efforts, and Trooper Doug Beran fired several shot at the driver of the vehicle. Reports show that one of the shots struck the passenger in the right leg. The vehicle was then intentionally rammed or 'pitted' shortly after, successfully ending the pursuit. Both the driver, and passenger, who was 12 weeks pregnant with Anderson's child, were taken to Wyoming Medical Center. According to court records, the woman stated that in order to make money, Anderson forced her to prostitute herself while in Casper. She stated that she would see 'clients' at the Motel 6 in Casper and stated that she did this out of fear of Anderson. Officers obtained search warrants and confirmed account of prostitution at the bequest of Anderson. Anderson was cleared at WMC and charged with six counts, including, two counts of aggravated assault against the woman, promoting prostitution of his female passenger, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and attempting to elude officers. During his initial appearance on Monday, November 30th, Anderson was given the option of a $50,000 cash or surety bond. #oilcity #news