Suspect Damages Two Vehicles, Squad Car During Sartell Chase
SARTELL - A suspect damaged two vehicles and a squad car after fleeing from deputies in Sartell on Thursday.
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says that at about 4:30 p.m. the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force conducted a controlled substance investigation in the Sartell area.
Authorities tried to stop the driver of a vehicle who they thought was involved in narcotic sales. The suspect didn't cooperate and locked himself in the vehicle.
After repeated demands to leave the vehicle, he ran from the scene traveling south on Le Sauk Drive. A deputy started pursuing him shortly after. The suspect hit two other vehicles and a Sheriff's squad car during the chase.
Due to the suspects driving the pursuit was stopped. The suspects vehicle was later found abandoned in Sartell.
No injuries were reported from the pursuit. The investigation is ongoing.