Following a high-speed chase with police Saturday, a man and woman on Erie, Pa.'s top 10 Most Wanted list were arrested in New York on I-86 near the Sherman exit after a Pennsylvania trooper purposely crashed into their vehicle, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The man, William A. Lisek, 48, of Erie, Pa., was wanted for an alleged strong-arm robbery and other weapons charges, according to the Sheriff's Office.
A Sheriff’s Office statement on the incident did not specify what the woman, Shaline Pepperman, 36, also of Erie, was wanted for.
City of Erie Police and Pennsylvania State Police tried to stop Lisek while he was driving in Erie at about 11 a.m. Saturday, but he drove off, leading authorities on a chase that crossed into New York, Chautauqua County deputies reported.
New York State Police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office were asked to assist in the pursuit.
While passing the I-86 Sherman exit in New York, Lisek lost control of the vehicle and spun out.
Lisek started to drive west in the eastbound lane of I-86, before a Pennsylvania state trooper ran his vehicle into Lisek’s, ending the chase, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The trooper was not injured, and Lisek was flown to Hamot Hospital for what appeared to be a non-life-threatening injury.
Pepperman was taken to Hamot Hospital by Sherman Rescue. Her condition was not noted in the Sheriff’s Office statement.
Lisek faces several charges, including reckless driving, in Sherman Town Court. Charges are pending for Pepperman.
Story topics: Chautauqua County Sheriff's office