Grand larceny suspect slams into police vehicles during escape attempt

Krista Hostetler

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Grand larceny suspect slams into police vehicles during escape attempt

CREATED Dec. 10, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle and slamming into two police vehicles.

On Tuesday just before 10 a.m., detectives assigned to Metro's Auto Theft Detail attempted to initiate a traffic stop near the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Flamingo Road.

The vehicle being stopped, a black Mercedes 350, was known to have been stolen in a previous home burglary. The driver, 23-year-old Samual Donesing, was wanted on a felony warrant involving the possession of another stolen vehicle.

As the officers began to surround the Mercedes, Donesing rapidly accelerated and struck two unmarked police vehicles; one sustained minor damage and the other sustained moderate damage.

Because Donesing then fled the area at a dangerously high rate of speed, the officers did not initiate a pursuit, instead they monitored the suspect vehicle's location from a safe distance.

Because of the previous collisions with the police vehicles, the stolen Mercedes became disabled near the intersection of Spring Mountain Road and Decatur, where the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Detectives also found a stolen handgun inside of the vehicle following his arrest.

Donesing was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on numerous charges including grand larceny auto, possession of stolen vehicle, auto burglary, possession of stolen firearm and battery to a police officer with a deadly weapon.

There were no injuries to officers, citizens or the suspect during this event.

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