A man who led Washington State Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase weeks after he robbed a Spanaway auto parts store pleaded guilty to the crimes this week.
Pierce County Superior Court Judge Gretchen Leanderson sentenced 36-year-old Terry Moser Jr. to 25 years in prison on Tuesday.
Moser was sentenced after pleading guilty to first-degree assault, three counts of first-degree robbery, unlawful gun possession and attempting to elude police.
He was arrested after two incidents — the robbery Sept. 9 and the chase Sept. 26.
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In the robbery, Moser fired a handgun at an AutoZone employee while fleeing.
The chase started after a State Patrol plane found Moser going more than 100 mph on Interstate 5 in Tacoma.
It wasn’t clear why Moser was speeding and at times driving without lights, troopers said.
The plane had been patrolling to catch speeders and impaired drivers, and troopers on the ground who tried to pull Moser over didn’t immediately know he was wanted for the heist.
The chase led troopers to state Route 512, and at one point Moser headed west in the eastbound lanes. He eventually crashed with a patrol car that tried to stop him, and his car finally was halted by spike strips.