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Police: Homeless man arrested in Bristol after multitown chase in stolen car



The state police charged a homeless man with multiple felonies yesterday after he allegedly led authorities on a multitown chase in a stolen vehicle.

Shaun Cook, 36, of the Plymouth area, was arrested after leading the police in pursuit from Route 3 in Franklin to Bristol, where the Bristol police were able to use a tire deflation device to stop him, according to a press release from the state police.

The chase began yesterday about 8 a.m., after the Boscawen police received a report of a stolen car from Queen Street in Boscawen. Twenty minutes later, the police observed the stolen green Chevy Blazer driving north on Route 3 in Franklin. The driver did not stop when asked and accelerated to elude the police, the press release said. With the police in pursuit, Cook drove north on Route 3A through Hill and into Bristol, the police said. Cook was arrested a half mile from where the deflation device was used, the police said.

The entire pursuit lasted about 10 minutes, according to the press release.

Cook was charged with felony counts of receiving stolen property, reckless conduct and parole violation, the state police said. He was also charged with misdemeanor disobeying a police officer, driving with a suspended license and simple assault, and he faces warrants for false imprisonment and criminal threatening. He is being held without bail at Merrimack County jail pending his arraignment, the police said.


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