Man on Run Back Behind Bars in Beltrami County
(NNCNOW.com) --- A man on the run from the MN Department of Corrections for a parole violation is now back behind bars. Beltrami County Authorities say James Schummer is in jail for felonies including parole violation for possession of a pistol or assault weapon; fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle; theft motor vehicle and fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle. Authorities say on Friday July 19, 2013, Schummer refused to stop for a Deputy who was following up on a reckless ATV complaint in the Wilton area. When authorities arrived, Schummer crashed the ATV and ran off on foot. Officials from the BCA, FBI, Paul Bunyan Task Force, Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, Leech Lake Tribal Police, Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, DNR, and Bemidji Police Department along with a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter, DNR assisted with the search. With a search warrant, authorities arrested Schummer, without incident at a home in Eckles Township, about 7 miles northwest of Bemidji. Two of his associates, a 39-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were also arrested and taken into custody of a felony aiding an offender. Further charges against these three are under consideration by the Beltrami County Attorney’s Office after a third search warrant discovered thousands of dollars of stolen property at the home. Police say items were stolen from job sites and garages over a period of time. Investigators will be contacting victims of theft.