Vancouver man involved in police chase faces kidnapping allegation

first_imgA 33-year-old Vancouver man allegedly involved in a police chase Friday night appeared Monday morning in Clark County Superior Court on allegations that he kidnapped a woman and assaulted her over several days.Anthony A. Jennings Jr. is accused of second-degree domestic violence kidnapping, fourth-degree domestic violence assault and malicious mischief. Deputy Prosecutor Luka Vitasovic told Judge Robert Lewis that Jennings may be facing a third-strike offense.“Third strike? What does that mean, like life?” Jennings asked from a restraint chair seated in front of the judge.It does. Under the state’s three-strikes law, offenders convicted three times of certain violent and sexual felonies receive mandatory life sentences.Jennings was arrested late Friday night after allegedly hitting a medical response vehicle with a car, speeding off and then crashing near Harmony Elementary School.Police chased Jennings before he crashed his vehicle on Northeast 172nd Avenue between Northeast 25th and 29th streets, Vancouver police Sgt. Rod Trumpf said.Jennings allegedly ran from the car but was found by police. Trumpf said there was a struggle between Jennings and an officer, resulting in both being injured. He did not say the extent of their injuries, but both were medically treated and released.last_img read more