Nashwauk, MN (Northlands's Newscenter) - A joint effort between multiple law enforcement agencies has led to the capture of a wanted fugative in Nashwauk.
On November 10th, at approximately 8:45 a.m., Itasca County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Boundary Waters Task Force attempted to stop a suspect on County Road 539 north of Nashwauk.
The suspect was wanted for narcotics and gun charges stemming from a November 8th search of a residence north of Nashwauk.
Deputies say when they attempted to stop him, the suspect swerved into the path of two oncoming squad cars forcing one of them into the ditch.
A short pursuit ensued and the driver abandoned his vehicle and ran into a wooded area.
The search expanded to involve the Hibbing Police Department, MN State Patrol & MN State Patrol Helicopter, MN DNR, US Forest Service, Grand Rapids Police Department, Nashwauk Police Department, Boundary Waters Task Force, and Itasca County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect was apprehended approximately 5 hours later and was taken to jail on three counts including first degree assault on a police officer, fleeing in motor vehicle and fleeing on foot.
Charges are pending for the original search warrant .
Written to the web by Krista Burns