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Suspect in vehicle pursuit arrested in west Gallup

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Gallup Police made an arrest in the vehicle chase that ended at Oasis Mediterranean Restaurant, 1301 W. Highway 66 on April 30.

Tyson Long, 23, of Ft. Wingate, N.M. faces multiple charges from crashing into two undercover narcotics agents vehicle, including charges for fleeing the scene on foot.

The call came in shortly before 3 pm, and it took some time for Gallup Police officers to sort out the details.

After Long crashed into the two agents, he fled the scene on foot. Officers searched the area, including the Gardenia Inn, 1305 W. Highway 66. Narcotics agent Neil Yazzie sustained minor injuries in the crash, and was treated and released from a local hospital. Agent Lionel Desidario didn't sustain any injuries.

Long was booked into McKinley County Adult Detention Center, charged with aggravated assault upon a peace officer; aggravated battery on a peace officer; resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer; criminal damage to property; and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.