Nikiski Man Wanted for Armed Robbery Gives Troopers the Slip in Car Chase, Arrested Next Day

Just before midnight on Monday, troopers on the Kenai Peninsula attempted to pull over a gold 1990 Subaru for a traffic violation at mile 21 of the Kenai Spur Road, but instead of pulling over, the driver elected to take troopers on a high-speed chase, it was reported on Wednesday.

The driver would take troopers on a careening car chase and at one point the driver crashed into a ditch. But, ultimately the driver gave troopers the slip and evaded being apprehended.

The investigation determined the driver of the vehicle was Cody Dean Scroggins of Nikiski, who was wanted on an active arrest warrant for Armed Robbery I, Theft II, and Assault IV for an incident that took place approximately 10 days earlier.

The next day, troopers would make contact with Scroggins and place him under arrest for the outstanding warrant as well as charges for the previous night.  AST report that “Scroggins was arrested for Failure to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer I and Assault III – Domestic Violence, for placing his passenger in fear of serious physical injury by his manner of driving during the pursuit.”

23-year-old Nikiski resident Holli Ann Driver was also contacted during the investigation and also placed under arrest “for Hindering Prosecution I, for providing aid to Scroggins while he was evading arrest for the warrants,” it was reported on the trooper dispatch.

Both Scroggins and Driver were transported to Kenai where they were remanded to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail on the charges.


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