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Manhunt Ends in Nashwauk

By KBJR News 1

Manhunt Ends in Nashwauk

November 10, 2011 Updated Nov 10, 2011 at 9:15 PM CDT

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


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