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KTNA Studio

KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

Photo by Deb Wessler

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Wasilla Man Gets Frostbite Running from Troopers Near Cantwell

by Phillip Manning ~ December 19th, 2013

On Tuesday, Alaska State Troopers received a call just after 2:00 pm about a vehicle in the ditch at Mile 201 of the Parks Highway.  Troopers discovered that the vehicle had been stolen in Anchorage.  The driver, Samuel Wade of Wasilla, was given a ride by a passing motorist.  When Troopers stopped the motorist, Wade ran.  Troopers pursued Wade for more than an hour through the woods near Cantwell at twenty-below-zero.  After more than two miles, a canine unit caught up with Wade, who was suffering from hypothermia and frostbite.

Wade had an outstanding warrant for escape, and was charged with vehicle theft, resisting arrest, trespassing, and disorderly conduct.  He was treated by Cantwell EMS before being taken to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, where he was held without bail.

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