Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit

Anderson Police were led on a high-speed pursuit early Wednesday morning. At 1:17AM an officer in the area of Wal-Mart spotted a 2002 Subaru Forester that had been reported stolen. He got behind the car on Locust Road near the I-5 overpass and turned on his overhead lights. That's when the chase was on as the Subaru reached speeds of up to 100 miles an hour, crossed into oncoming lanes, and blew through stop signs. At one point the driver stopped in the middle of the road and apparently tried to back into the police car. The officer put his car in reverse and the pursuit went in reverse for a short way. The Subaru then went forward again and the chase continued until the Subaru became disabled while ramming through a metal gate in a pasture along Webb Road in the Cottonwood area. The driver got out and ran but was caught after a short foot chase. 24-year-old Kyle Ray Prather was booked into jail. A 34-year-old passenger was treated for a knee injury from the crash into the gate.