Lapel camera shows suspect ram police patrol unit

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LOS LUNAS, N.M. – James Nourse is facing charges for fleeing from law enforcement, aggravated assault on a peace officer, and criminal trespass. 

Police say he led them on a pretty extensive chase through Los Lunas last month. It started just after 11 o’clock on July 14, when a state police sergeant tried to pull over a pickup – but it doesn’t stop. Instead, it turns onto a dirt road.  

When he reaches the end, the driver tries to turn around, rams the officer’s patrol unit, and then he and a woman in the passenger seat get out and run off. 

Where’d he take off? That way?“

Other officers arrive and the surrounding properties. The woman who ran is found in a nearby field. 

“Stop right there, put your hands up, turn around.”

While officers continue to search through sheds, and outbuildings for Nourse. 

“State Police! James Nourse if you’re in here make yourself known!” 

They search through at least one home. 

“State police come on out with your hands open and empty!” 

Before the owners of a nearby Airbnb let officers know they found him.

“We saw the helicopter and it kept getting closer so I thought this is an Airbnb and no one was in it, so I thought I’d come check it out.” 

Nourse reportedly took off before officers got there. 

The final moments of the chase were not recorded. The arresting officer’s lapel cameras were only turned on once Nourse is cuffed on the ground. 

Nourse clearly had a hard time standing or even sitting up following the chase.  

“What did you ingest? Blue pills?”

Nourse appears to tell officers he swallowed a handful of fentanyl. 

Lapel shows officers give him Narcan after paramedics arrive. The video ends with Nourse slumped against a tree.

But the paramedics can be heard saying his vital signs are good.