Suspect in 100-mph-chase waives extradition
March 29, 2013
A 53-year-old man, who led officers on a 100-mph chase through two states, waived extradition Wednesday to return to California to face felony charges.
Steven Lindsey appeared Wednesday before East Fork Justice Pro Tem Paul Gilbert, and said he wanted to go back to California.
Lindsey’s attorney, Derrick Lopez, said if California charges him with felony eluding — the same crime he faces in Nevada — he won’t be prosecuted here.
Gilbert gave California officials until noon Friday to pick up Lindsey, who was being held in Douglas County Jail on $50,000 bail.
The chase began near Echo Summit in California around 9:56 a.m. March 22 when Lindsey, driving a black Chevy Impala, failed to yield for a routine traffic stop.
At speeds of 90-100 mph, authorities pursued him along Highway 50 as he sped through the Stateline casino core and east over Kingsbury Grade.
Nevada Highway Patrol officers deployed spike strips at the bottom of Kingsbury Grade in Carson Valley. Lindsey reportedly hit 100 mph coming down the roadway and missed the spikes. He then turned left on Foothill Road and headed north.
Authorities closed down surrounding highways and prepared to intercept him at the intersection of Highway 395 and Jacks Valley Road. Jacks Valley Elementary School was alerted and placed on lockdown.
Around 10:15 a.m., Lindsey yielded just north of Genoa, near the intersection of Jacks Valley Road and Trail Court, and was taken into custody.
No one was injured in the incident. A Douglas drug dog was brought in to help search the vehicle. Suspected marijuana and pain medication were located inside.