A Park City man accused of eluding a Laurel police officer during a chase last year that reached 112 mph was charged Wednesday in Justice Court.
Steven Maurice Williams, 24, appeared by video from the county jail on charges of felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor eluding. Judge Larry Herman set bond at $5,000, the amount requested on an arrest warrant issued Monday.
Prosecutors say a Laurel police officer tried to stop a pickup truck for speeding and running a stop sign last Nov. 1 at about 3 a.m. The driver fled, eventually reaching 112 mph on Buffalo Trail Road before the officer stopped the pursuit.
Officers later determined that the truck was owned by Williams' stepfather, who said Williams had been driving the truck the previous night.
At about the same time, Sheriff Mike Linder reported that about 100 feet of his neighbor's fence on Buffalo Trail Road had been damaged the night before.
An officer located Williams, who allegedly stated he had left Laurel the previous night at 2 a.m. and hit a deer while driving to Park City.