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April 17, 2014
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Video: NM suspect uses jiu-jitsu on officer following pursuit

A dash cam video released by New Mexico State Police captured a high-speed pursuit and a violent attack on an officer

By PoliceOne Staff

TAOS, N.M. — A dash cam video released by New Mexico State Police captured a high-speed pursuit and an attack on an officer by a suspect.

According to KRQE, Officer Todd Sibley attempted to stop 27-year-old Shae Russell Nakai Blair after logging his speed at 93 mph on a New Mexico highway.

Blair refused to stop and led Officer Sibley on a 15 minute pursuit.

The video shows Blair stop and exit his vehicle as Officer Sibley approaches him. It is then that the two began to scuffle.

Blair took Officer Sibley down off-camera, pinning him and claiming that he knew jiu-jitsu, according to the report.

Blair managed to return to his vehicle and sped away, leading officers on a second pursuit. Blair was apprehended after a short vehicle and foot pursuit.

According to KOB, Blair had several outstanding warrants and is being charged with assault on a peace officer with intent to commit a felony, aggravated battery on a peace officer, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, open container and several other charges.

New Mexico State Police declined to comment on the incident, but told KRQE the officer involved is okay. 

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