Anchorage man accused of smashing into police cars

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 19-year-old Anchorage man smashed a stolen sport utility vehicle into two police cars trying to stop him Monday night, police said.

Cortney Shivers was charged with vehicle theft and two counts of assault.

Prosecutors said Shivers stole a 2000 Cadillac Escalade from a used car lot Sunday. The dealership reported the car stolen the same day.

Monday night, officer David Fearing was driving in east Anchorage when he noticed the stolen SUV pass him heading east. Fearing turned around and followed. A second officer, Cameron Porter, headed toward the area from the opposite direction.

The officers activated emergency lights on their cruisers in an attempt to stop the Escalade. Shivers accelerated and smashed head-on into Fearing's car, prosecutor said, then put the SUV in reverse and crashed into Porter's car. The two officers, who were not injured, got out of their cars with guns drawn and pulled Shivers and two others out of the vehicle.

Shivers is being held at Anchorage Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. He has no criminal record.

The others in the Escalade, 22-year-old Elihue Lee and 19-year-old Julian McDaniel, were cited for fourth-degree criminal mischief for riding in a stolen vehicle.

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