The Car thief that was on the run all day yesterday was eventually apprehended after he walked out of the woods. The suspect, who remains unidentified, lead police on an all day chase that started South of Belgrade and ended in the Tabacco Root Mountains.  Law enforcement said that speeds reached over 100 mph at times.  The suspect was the only person injured in all the chasing.  He is being treated at Bozeman Deaconess hospital for some injuries sustained in the multiple car wrecks.


UPDATE:  1:05pm:  This is the official statement from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office:

On May 23rd, at approximately 0800 hours, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen vehicle from a business located near Hulbert road and Jackrabbit. The vehicle was located on Rocky Mountain Road in the northern portion of Gallatin County. A pursuit of the vehicle ensued and ultimately the stolen vehicle left the roadway and drove across an area where patrol cars were unable to follow.
  A second vehicle was reported stolen at a residence near this location and a pursuit ensued again. This time the vehicle drove off the East Frontage road near Belgrade, over the railroad tracks and onto Interstate 90. Once again the deputies pursuing the vehicle were unable to follow given the barriers between them and the vehicle.
  At approximately 0930 hours, the Sheriff’s Office responded to Business Hub road. The second stolen vehicle was located in the area and it was determined that a third vehicle had been stolen.
  The Sheriff’s Office is looking for a White GMC extended cab truck with a diamond plate tool box in the back. The Montana centennial license plate number is BAP 270. If anyone sees this vehicle, do not approach but contact the Gallatin County Sheriff’s office at 582-2100 or call 911.

Update:  According to Sheriff's office, the suspect has stolen a 3rd vehicle.  A white, GMC truck, extended cab, with a silver-diamond plated tool box in the back.  License plate:  BAP270 (Centennial plates).

They say the suspect is in his 20's with reddish hair.  There is no connection between this suspect, and the BOLO suspect at this time.


Law enforcement officers are looking for a man in Belgrade.

You may see multiple Police, Sheriff, Highway Patrol, and even FWP vehicles along Amsterdam Road.

Officials say the un-named man they are looking for stole two vehicles.

The Sheriff says officers have set up a perimeter near Lonesome Dove Concrete Pumping by the River Rock subdivision.

Sheriff Gootkin says there's no threat to the public.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.