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2 in custody after fleeing from police in Idaho Falls

Levi Johnson and Dustin L. Hensley
Levi Johnson and Dustin L. Hensley

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE: June 15, 8:30 a.m.: Idaho State Police reported they have two men in custody after fleeing from them late Sunday afternoon.

The men were seen driving down I-15 at mile marker 117 in a car involved in a retail theft, police said.

The driver took off at speeds over 100 mph. They exited the highway and headed down US 91. They were stopped after a PIT manuever by police at south of 65th West.

The driver, Levi Johnson, 29, of Inkom, was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Johnson's passenger, Dustin L. Hensley, 48, of Pocatello, fled. He was finally found after a extensive search, they said.

ISP said Johnson is being in held on charges of felony eluding, resist and obstructing and felony possession of heroin.

Police didn't report Hensley's charges.


ORIGINAL STORY: June 14, 2020 -

Police are looking for two suspects that lead them on a high-speed chase.

The men fled on foot from their car near South Yellowstone Highway and 81st, south of Idaho Falls.

Idaho State Police, Bonneville County Sheriff deputies, Shelley Police and Bingham County Sheriff deputies are helping in the search.

Officers are not saying much at this time but the initial reports indicate that the men are wanted in connection with a car theft.

Police are using dirt bikes and drones to locate the men.

We will update you as more information becomes available.

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