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March trial set for Rapid City chase suspect

RAPID CITY (AP) — Trial has been set for a Rapid City man shot and wounded by a Highway Patrol trooper after a chase last fall.

Twenty-seven-year-old William Chandler is to stand trial March 6-7 on charges ranging from aggravated assault to eluding. He's pleaded not guilty.

Chandler is accused of leading officers on a chase on Interstate 90 after a trooper tried to pull him over for speeding on Sept. 30. They say he eventually was caught and arrested but managed to escape his handcuffs and steal a squad car. He was shot after allegedly threatening to back the squad car into a trooper.

Chandler faces up to 150 years in prison if convicted.

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