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Laurel Police still searching for driver of stolen vehicle

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LAUREL, Mont. -

Laurel Police are still searching for a man who stole a truck earlier this afternoon. Officers are saying he is allegedly armed and dangerous.

Around noon, Laurel Police received call saying a man was following his stepson in what officers believed was a stolen vehicle. At East Maryland Lane is where they found the stolen white ford truck but officers say the man had taken off on foot.

Officers say the man's stepson has warrants for his arrest as well as a suspended license. 

Laurel Police went to the area where the driver of the stolen truck was and attempted to pull him over. Officers say he did not yield to them and a pursuit started. 

The driver of the stolen vehicle lost control and spun out into someone's yard then continues eastbound. The pursuit was terminated and officers stayed in the area. The driver fled on foot and the stolen vehicle was found on East Northern. 

Laurel Police, Sheriffs and Montana Highway Patrol were all there. They still do not have him in custody.

Officers say they believe he's armed with a 9 Millimeter Semi-Automatic Ruger.

The possible charges the driver could face are felony theft of vehicle, reckless driving, eluding officers and driving with a suspended license.

The man is described as a Native American, male. He was last seen wearing a black coat and stocking hat.

That's all the information they are releasing until they do more investigating.

If you have any information, contact laurel police department.

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