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Oliver charged with multiple crimes after high-speed chase
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Leading lawmen on a high-speed chase through people’s yards in a stolen car wasn’t enough for an Ash Street man who found the need to also spit on a policeman as he was being arrested.The suspect, Christopher Michael Oliver, 37, is charged with evading arrest, assault, resisting stop, multi-offense DUI, driving on a revoked license, reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is set to appear before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on Jan. 14.Oliver bolted when sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter pulled in behind him after discovering Oliver was behind the wheel of a stolen Dodge Neon. Carpenter tried to stop him in the Walmart parking lot, but Oliver was having none of it.“The vehicle fled, nearly striking various people and vehicles in the Walmart parking lot,” Carpenter said, noting that once Oliver was out of the parking lot, he continued his dangerous driving.