Wanted Princeton Man Arrested In Benton County After Fleeing Police
FOLEY -- A Princeton man wanted for outstanding felony warrants, was arrested last night (Tuesday) after fleeing from police earlier in the day.
Just before 1:00 p.m. the Minnesota State Patrol found a lavender pickup driven by 36-year-old Jeffrey Williams, who was wanted for several warrants, heading north on Highway 25.
Officers tried to stop the vehicle, which is when Williams got out of the truck and fled into a nearby cornfield.
Law enforcement from the state patrol, Benton County Sheriff's Office, Sherburne County Sheriff's Office, Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office and the Princeton Police Department formed a perimeter around the corn field.
Two K-9 units and a state patrol helicopter were called in to search the area, but Williams was not found.
At about 6:30 p.m. Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck says they received a report of Williams in the area of 125th Avenue Northeast in Foley.
Officers responded and began searching the area, where they tracked Williams to a wooded area and found him trying to hide in a tree.
Williams was arrested and taken to the Benton County Jail for his outstanding felony warrants. Charges of fleeing police are still pending.