High Speed Chase from Fort Hall ends in Pocatello

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

April 15, 2021

Official Media Release

High Speed Chase from Fort Hall ends in Pocatello

Fort Hall- On Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at about 4:23PM, Fort Hall Dispatch received a call in reference to a male adult by the name of Thurston Redwoman causing a disturbance at a private residence at Buckskin Sub-division. Redwoman left the residence prior to Officers arriving driving a red KIA vehicle. At about 6:25PM, Fort Hall Police located the KIA vehicle being driven by Thurston Redwomen on Highway 91 and Burns Road on the Fort Hall Reservation.

According to Chief of Police, Pat Teton, “Our officers conducted a traffic stop. Initially Redwoman pulled over when he was asked to step out of the vehicle and put the vehicle in drive and took off leading officers on a pursuit.”

According to police report, Redwoman’s vehicle was spiked by Fort Hall Police just south of 91 and Burns Road. He continued to drive south on highway 91 and continued driving erratically. Officers reported that he would slow down then accelerate then slow back down. The vehicle also had a female adult passenger by the name Larissa Eschief who reportedly was throwing items out of the window, one of them was a coat that was later retrieved by the police officers and contained drug paraphernalia.
The vehicle continued south on Highway 91 turning east on Chubbuck Road, then south on Bench, it would finally come to a stop at Pocatello Creek and Booth Drive in Pocatello.

Redwoman and Eschief were both taken into custody by the Fort Hall Police Department for booking. Redwoman was charged with Domestic, Violation of a Domestic Protection Order, DUI, Eluding, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Eschief was charged with Obstruction and Intoxicated Persons, and had an outstanding warrant.
Other agencies involved were Chubbuck Police, Bannock County Sheriff’s, and Pocatello Police Department.

Pat Teton states, “Thankfully there was no injuries to the community, our officers or the suspects.”

No other information is provided. At the time of this report there are no photos to release.