- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A man taken into custody after a high-speed chase and a 10-hour standoff with Fairbanks police has been charged with a handful of felonies.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1urN5pZ) reports 36-year-old Michael Bracht of Dot Lake was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday but refused to leave his cell at Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Bracht is charged with felony assault counts, criminal mischief, failure to stop at the direction of a police officer, reckless endangerment and escape.

Police say Bracht last month walked away from minimum security corrections custody.

Officers early Tuesday approached his sport utility vehicle and he rammed patrol cars, drove for 30 minutes and kept police at bay for 10 hours as he holed up in his vehicle and threatened to shoot himself.

Bracht surrendered Tuesday afternoon.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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