Suspect In Custody After Chase

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A man remains in jail Thursday morning on multiple charges, including trying to escape police.

Christopher Flores, 26, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after Springs police found him hiding in a backyard.

Officers had originally been trying to pull Flores over for speeding, but after running his plates police say they discovered the vehicle Flores was driving was stolen.

Police say Flores sped off, and officers chased after him. The pursuit eventually led to a neighborhood in the area of Pikes Peak and Circle, where Flores parked the SUV and started running through and alley behind several homes.

"It was scary, really scary," Alysha Jackson said. Jackson lived in one of the houses bordering the alley, and said she saw the chase happen just a few meters away.

"My boyfriend and I actually saw the suspect run through the back alley, just cruising and police following him."

At some point Flores was able to hide. With their guns drawn and K-9 units on the hunt, officers canvassed the area and eventually found him in a backyard on Hudson Street.

"After seeing the police dog, the suspect made a sound decision to give up to K-9 officers without further incident," police said in their blotter entry about the incident.

Flores is being held on a $3,000 bond. He faces charges of vehicular eluding, motor vehicle theft, obstruction and several other traffic-related charges.

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