A wanted Cheyenne man was arrested Saturday afternoon after reportedly leading officers and deputies on a high-speed chase in a stolen car.

Police spokeswoman Alex Farkas says it all started around 4:25 p.m. after an officer in the 100 block of West 5th Street spotted 38-year-old Jarred Luther Pacheco and two females inside a parked car that had reportedly been stolen out of Longmont, Colorado.

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"Pacheco backed the vehicle out onto West 5th Street and proceeded toward I-180, heading south," said Farkas.

"The officer followed and attempted to make a traffic stop near the I-80 overpass, but the vehicle accelerated to a high rate of speed, leading the pursuit north onto I-25," Farkas added.

Police say Pacheco, who was driving in excess of 100 mph, then exited onto West Pershing Boulevard and the officer lost sight of him.

Thanks to tips from multiple citizens, the car was found abandoned in the alley in the 3700 block of McComb Avenue, and Pacheco and the females were located near West Pershing Boulevard and Dillon Avenue.

A K-9 was deployed and alerted on the car, and a subsequent search led to the discovery of several glass pipes, a digital scale containing a white powdery substance, and a loaded shotgun.

Another digital scale containing a white powdery substance, empty jewelry bags containing a white powdery substance, glass pipes, and shotgun shells were also reportedly found in Pacheco's backpack.

"Pacheco was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Weld County, Colorado for failure to appear on an original charge of 'dangerous drugs,'" said Farkas.

"Pacheco’s criminal history also revealed he is disqualified from possessing a firearm due to multiple domestic battery convictions in Wyoming," Farkas added.

Pacheco was booked into the Laramie County Detention Center on the warrant and subsequently charged with nine misdemeanors -- no registration, no driver’s license, no proof of insurance, fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of a powdery substance, interference with a peace officer, and theft (possession of stolen property).

He made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court Monday morning, during which his bond was set at $1,000 cash and his arraignment was scheduled for Nov. 15 at 9 a.m.

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