Local man jailed after leading police on afternoon chase

Local man jailed after leading police on afternoon chase
Local News

By Edward Stoner

WOLCOTT — A local man faces at least 11 criminal charges for an afternoon escapade Tuesday.Police say Mario Atencio, 25, was perched on a mountainside in Wolcott near the Eagle River, screaming at people fishing and occasionally at passing motor vehicles.Several people notified authorities, who drove out there to see what was happening.Officers said Atencio did not want to discuss how he was spending a sunny afternoon with them. Instead, he fled and jumped into a ravine to try to escape, police said.Deputies had to go in there and get him.Before long, a half dozen sheriff’s patrol vehicles, a couple …

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