APD Sought-After Suspect Nabbed after 25-Mile Delta Junction Chase

32-year-old Previn Deveroux. Image-APD

32-year-old Previn Deveroux. Image-APD

Anchorage police report that the 32-year-old man that they sought on 3 outstanding felony warrants that included charges of Robbery, Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Fraud, Vehicle Theft, two counts of Theft II, and Contempt of Court, was captured in interior Alaska after a 25-mile chase with troopers.

APD had previously issued a public alert seeking the whereabouts of Previn Deveroux II, aged 32 after warrants were issued on several of the charges originating on June 20th.

Deveroux, unbeknownst to the authorities, had fled town and headed north sometime after the end of June, reaching at least Delta Junction before his criminal ways again brought him to the attention to law enforcement.

AST reports that on Monda at just after 12 PM they received information about a possible disturbance that involved stolen property at a pullout near Delta Junction. A short time later troopers would encounter Deveroux near the Delta Petro Wash in Delta Junction. When spotted, he was in a previously reported stolen vehicle.

Instead of pulling over when troopers attempted to stop him, Deveroux elected to take the officers on a 25-mile-long chase up the highway. At times, Deveroux caused other drivers to take evasive action to avoid colliding with him and failing to yield to an ambulance on an active medical call. But, Deveroux was eventually stopped after the 25-mile chase.

Upon contact, troopers positively identified Deveroux and took him into custody. A search would find that Deveroux was in the possession of a concealable firearm. he was transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was remanded on current charges of Failure to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer I, Weapons Misconduct III (being in possession of a concealable firearm while being a convicted felon) and Driving While License is Canceled in addition to the $35,000 worth of warrants issued out of Anchorage.

Deveroux is due in Fairbanks court for arraignment at 1:30 pm this afternoon.