MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Pope County Sheriff’s Office says a 29-year-old Glenwood man turned himself in late Thursday night after fleeing deputies in the morning.
According to the sheriff’s office, a concerned citizen at 7:37 a.m. reported a suspicious vehicle, described as an older Buick, parked in Leven Township in Pope County.
When a deputy responded to the area, the deputy observed a vehicle leaving at a high rate of speed north of State Highway 29. The deputy then tried to stop the vehicle at the intersection of County Road 30 and State Highway 29. The vehicle, however, failed to stop and continued east before parking in the wrong lane of traffic.
The suspect, identified as Jacob Donavan Nelson, then fled on foot north into a corn field, the sheriff’s office said.
A perimeter was then set up and a K-9 unit began to track Nelson in the corn. He was later spotted by a perimeter unit at a home near the intersection of 210th Avenue and 105th Street, but he fled again on foot.
A second perimeter was set around a heavily wooded area with a swamp and corn fields surrounding, and a K-9 unit began a second track. Nelson wasn’t located.
The sheriff’s office says Nelson turned himself in to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office without incident at 11:50 p.m. that night. Charges are now pending in Pope County for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and fleeing a police officer on foot.