Everett man charged with felony in May high-speed police chase

EVERETT — A man who is no stranger to the inside of a jail cell is behind bars again after police caught up with him two months after he reportedly led officers on a high-speed chase.

Terry Amman’s criminal history fills an entire sheet of paper and then some. In the past three decades, Amman has racked up five felonies and 53 misdemeanor convictions, court papers show. The majority of his convictions are driving offenses.

Prosecutors on Friday filed a felony charge against Amman for a May 22 police pursuit.

Amman, 43, of Everett, is accused of outrunning two police officers hot on his trail.

The pursuit began in Mill Creek. An officer checked the license plate of a bronze Buick Skylark on Mill Creek Road. A database indicated that the vehicle registration was expired and the vehicle license was cancelled because it had been purchased with a bad check.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle. The car initially pulled into the parking lot of the Mill Creek library but then quickly sped off. The driver pulled onto Highway 527 and crossed several lanes into oncoming traffic. The Skylark reached up to 90 mph, court records show. The officer saw the car speed through a red light and continue to weave in an out of traffic.

The Mill Creek officer called off the pursuit as the driver sped off and entered northbound I-5 at 128th Street SW.

An Everett officer picked up the pursuit on the freeway. The officer saw the Skylark pull onto the right shoulder to pass slower vehicles. The car then crossed all lanes of traffic into the carpool lane at about 80 mph, court papers said.

The officer called off the chase. The Skylark sped off the freeway at the 41st Street SE exit. The officer searched for the car but to no avail.

The court papers don’t say how officers eventually caught up with Amman. He was booked Tuesday for investigation of attempting to elude police for the May 22 incident. He was convicted for eluding police in 1997 and 2005.

Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463; hefley@heraldnet.com.

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