NH man allegedly led high-speed chase with police, found in basement the next day
FRANKLIN — A New Hampshire man evaded arrest after a high-speed pursuit Wednesday, only to be found at a home he was hiding in the next day, police said.
Police identified the man as Sean Ipock-Gauthier, 18, of Franklin, once they caught him Thursday.
Police said the chase began Wednesday in Tilton where Ipock-Gauthier was traveling at high speed. Police attempted to follow him through Franklin and Sanbornton, but stopped the pursuit, deeming the conditions a danger to public and police safety.
Officers received information of Ipock-Gauthier's hiding place at a New Hampton Road home Thursday and went to make the arrest, police said.
Ipock-Gauthier was arrested without resistance in the basement and was charged with reckless operation, disobeying an officer, operating without a valid license, and driving after revocation or suspension.
Ipock-Gauthier is also facing separate charges from New Hampshire State Police because the chase involved multiple town jurisdictions.
Bail was set at $3,500 for the Franklin charges and $30,000 for the State Police charges.
Ipock-Gauthier was scheduled to be arraigned in Merrimack Superior Court on Friday.