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Suspects arrested following Missoula robbery, pursuit

Missoula Police Crusier
Posted at 12:23 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 11:06:44-04

MISSOULA — Two people were arrested after fleeing police following a Friday evening incident in Missoula.

Missoula Police received a report from a business on North Reserve Street reporting that an employee was being threatened with a knife.

The suspect attempted to flee the business in a vehicle and a pursuit followed. Missoula Police Sgt. Matt Stonesifer says the suspect's vehicle failed to negotiate a corner and crashed into an MPD vehicle.

The suspect -- and a passenger -- then fled on foot before being taken into custody.

Ashley Hartzell, a 36-year-old from Washington is being held on charges of criminal endangerment and robbery. The passenger -- whose name has not been released -- is being held on a felony warrant.