Published: April 27, 2014
A Colorado Springs couple was arrested Saturday after police conducted surveillance of a vehicle that had been reported stolen, police said.
Richard Davis, 40, was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft, narcotics and identity theft and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show.
Michelle Decoteau, 28, was arrested on suspicion of narcotics and identity theft and also held at the county jail, records show.
Officers set up watch on a stolen vehicle about 5:30 p.m. on the 900 block of Tampico Court, west of South Academy Boulevard, and waited for about half an hour when two people got into the vehicle, police said.
The driver, later identified as Davis, allegedly ignored officers' attempts to contact him and sped away eastbound on Afternoon Circle.
Police patrolling nearby joined a short pursuit for the stolen vehicle until Davis allegedly collided with a car that had just turned onto Afternoon Circle from South Chelton Road, police said.
Decoteau, the passenger, was taken into custody right away and did not suffer injuries. Davis was located in a nearby apartment complex shortly after he fled the scene of the crash, according to police reports.
Investigators said Davis attempted to carjack the vehicle he crashed into before running to the apartment complex, police said.
Additional charges could be pending for Davis and Decoteau, police said.