Apr 13, 2017 9:58 AM

Charges filed against man who led police on high-speed chase through several NH towns


DERRY - Authorities have filed charges against a man who led police on a high-speed chase and manhunt through several southern New Hampshire towns.

Shane Collins, 42, of no known address, was charged Thursday morning in connection to the chase.

He's facing resisting arrest or detention charges out of Derry district court, as well as receiving stolen property and credit card fraud out of Brentwood district court.

Collins is accused of leading police on a high-speed car chase in a Ford pickup truck that was reported stolen out of Haverhill, Mass. on Wednesday.

The chase went from North Salem through Derry, Hampstead, Sandown and Chester, where Collins left the truck along power lines in the area of Pomp Road.

A manhunt ensued, and Collins was taken into custody by State Police and a K-9 unit shortly after 5 p.m.

"He was a dangerous guy today," said New Hampshire State Police Capt. Christopher Vetter. Police described the chase and pursuit as "high-speed" and "high-risk."

Sgt. Mark Hall and his K-9 partner Gator led Collins out of a swamp in the area of 93 English Range Road. Collins had several lacerations and small injuries. He was taken to Parkland Medical Center for evaluation.

READ: NH1 News Investigates: Behind the Badge with the NH State Trooper's K-9 Unit

The chase and manhunt lasted upwards of eight hours and involved several police departments, including Salem, Candia, Chester, Derry, the Rockingham County Sheriff, and others.

NH1 News also reported on a hit-and-run incident in Manchester last month in which Collins was accused of crashing into another car on Elm Street and fled the scene, all in a stolen SUV.

READ: Derry man accused of hit-and-run in stolen SUV found at NH motel

Collins was arrested and charged with conduct after an accident and receiving stolen property.

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