Burglary suspect arrested after chase in stolen car

The man fled the scene in a stolen car and then crashed into a power pole

37-year-old Cody Christianson was arrested on charges of burglary, car theft, malicious mischief, attempt to elude, theft and driving with a suspended license. (CCSO)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Clark County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man suspected of burglary at a convenience store early Saturday morning.

Deputies responded to the burglary report at the Quick Shop Minit Mart on NW 36th Ave around 3:15 a.m. on July 9. Deputy Tom Maxfield tried to stop a car that he saw, but it left the scene, so he followed in his car.

The pursuit was called off for safety reasons, but Deputy Jack Phane saw the same car heading east on NE 99th St. near I-5. It was going more than 90 mph.

The driver lost control and hit a power pole, then got out and ran from the area. Phane caught up and took 37-year-old Cody Christianson into custody.

The investigation revealed that the car Christianson was driving was stolen from Kelso. He was booked into the Clark County jail on charges of burglary, car theft, malicious mischief, attempt to elude, theft and driving with a suspended license.

He had several prior felony arrests from Cowlitz County and is suspected in another burglary in Hazel Dell.

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