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Authorities are seeking a suspect who led officers on a chase through Lewis and Clark and Jefferson counties late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

Capt. Brent Colbert of the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office said the chase started as an officer attempted to stop a vehicle with fictitious plates near the Helena Walmart.

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Lewis and Clark County deputies chased the suspect south on Interstate 15 to Jefferson County, where the Montana Highway Patrol took over. The suspect later abandoned the vehicle in Jefferson County, Colbert said. 

Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle said his deputies looked for the suspect and called in a Helena Police Department K-9 team to help with the effort. 

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Crime and Health Reporter

Crime and health reporter for the Helena Independent Record.

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