Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
At around 1 a.m. Friday, April 1, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office was involved in a vehicle pursuit on County Road 51 in Collegeville Township. The driver, and target of the pursuit, fled on foot into the St. John's University woods; there was a felony warrant for his arrest.
Two of his passengers were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Deputies tracked the driver through the woods toward Interstate 94 and back toward County Road 51. The search was called off at around 7 a.m.
Later investigation led to the driver's arrest at a house near Luxemburg. It was learned that he had either flagged down a passing motorist and got a ride, or was allowed to use a phone to call for a ride.
The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who may have been in the area between 7-9 a.m. Friday, and either gave a man a ride or allowed him to use their phone, to call the Sheriff's Office at (320) 251-4240.