Man arrested following hit & run, short chase

A Yakima man is arrested by Kittitas County Sheriff Deputies following a short chase in a pick up truck stolen this morning from a home on the Kittitas Highway near Ellensburg.

Richard LaFollette was taken into custody after allegedly stealing a pick up truck and being followed by the truck's owner and his father.  Deputies observed the two vehicles and attempted to stop them.

LaFollette allegedly refused to stop and allegedly struck two more vehicles trying to get away.

LaFollette, who has an extensive criminal record, was taken into custody without incident.  He was booked into the Kittitas County Correction Center for hit and run, felony eluding, motor vehicle theft and a felon in possession of a firearm.