Trial date set for man with history of vehicle pursuits

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WALLA WALLA — An area man with a history of leading officers on vehicle chases pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in his latest case filed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Skyler I. Glasby, 25, is set for trial Feb. 11 and 12 on the charge of attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, in addition to related charges of third-degree driving while license suspended or revoked and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock required because of a past DUI.

Officials said Glasby — who was wanted on an arrest warrant — tried to outrun a Columbia County sheriff’s deputy about noon Dec. 14 as Glasby headed into Walla Walla County on state Route 12 at speeds of about 80 mph.

A Walla Walla County deputy reportedly joined the pursuit in Waitsburg. The chase continued along several roadways, then ended back in Columbia County after Glasby allegedly turned off into a seeded wheat field at the top of a hill on Nordheim Road and the Ford Escort he was driving eventually wrecked.

A passenger, Phillip Fetner, suffered minor injuries.

Glasby was found — with the help of a K-9 unit — hidden in brush in a grass draw, according to a Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office report filed in court.

He was booked into the Walla Walla County Jail, with bail in the case later set at $25,000.

Glasby, of 1116 S. Third St., Dayton, has a long history with law enforcement. He was arrested for eluding at least three previous times in the last three years, the Sheriff’s Office report says.

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