MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 21-year-old man from Redby who escaped police custody on Tuesday.

The man, Jason Lee King, was being transported from the Beltrami County Jail to a medical appointment at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Police said he escaped custody on foot and was heading east and north of the hospital. King was being held on armed robbery charges in connection with a robbery at a Newby’s store last December.

Officers were able to track King to a stolen vehicle that was spotted on Highway 89 north of Bemidji. They attempted to stop the vehicle, but it sped away and a chase ensued through Red Lake and Redby and speeds up to 90 miles per hour.

Police said the suspect vehicle frequently drove into oncoming traffic, forcing cars off the road. The vehicle continued through Redby, where it crashed before a foot chase ensued into a wooded area.

Officers from Kootchiching County, Clearwater County, the Minnesota State Patrol, the FBI and the U.S. Border Patrol were called into assist. Authorities are still searching for King at this time.

Anyone with information on where King might be is asked to call the Red Lake Police Department at (218) 679-3313 or the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office at (218) 333-9111.

Comments (27)
  1. jimmyp says:

    Model citizen ! ! !

    1. Kevin says:

      Hmmmmm…anohter “Edina” bad arse……..Say nameless commenter…..I work in N Mpls down off Dowling….why dont your bad arse here some night. I have a $50 that says you wouldnt make it around the block. Now can we go through your list….

      1) Mass homicides….yup…whites snap from all the pressure of working and paying for the 49% who pay nothing.

      2) Wall street taping…..yup lots of educated whites on Wall Street.

      3) Raping the taxpayer….nope….that again is the 49% of the country that pays nothing.

      So I guess your sort of right…..but you should have thrown in a copule “Bush’s”..

      1. Kevin says:

        I know! Crazy isnt it? Its called “facts”! I know that “facts” are something that nameless sackless liberals can not understand! But “hom* sweety”……the facts come from your state! Can you spell Google? Try it sometime! You can get all kinds of facts about your fine state…..

      2. Kevin says:

        Oh gosh…using someone elses name to make up a “really” funny story. Gosh, how do you do it? I mean sheer brilliance on your part! Your master degree has served you well. Speaking of serving……didnt you serve me my wham bam skillet at Denny’s last night?

    2. Kevin says:

      “42 homicide victims were African American (47
      percent) followed by 35 White (39 percent).”

      Blacks are now 4% of MN population. They account for 49% of MN prison inmates. In 2010 they accounted for 47% of Murders in Mpls. They accounted for 58% of all violent crime in Mpls and 43% in St Paul. So I guess your right, most crime is from the white population. All stats from MN Public Safety.

    3. Uncle Rico says:

      You’re probably lying but you sure sound like you’re white and live in Edina. Just a community of idiots who want to act mega liberal, pretend they live in the city, but are the first to freak out and shun a family that moves in next store that isn’t white. By the way- Nobody likes you.

    4. Stands with a turd says:


  2. Nelstrip Freen says:

    Looks baked

  3. js says:

    Witnesses report he was able to escape by suddenly pointing behind the police and exclaiming, “What’s that!?” While police were momentarily distracted, he made his get away.

  4. Barney says:

    Andy, can I use my bullet now?

  5. Civitas says:

    Here we go on another Eric Rudolph chase. Rosco P. Coltrane better get Flash ready for some hot pursuit!

  6. S.Wang says:

    Knocked the power out for awhile after he hit that pole! Lol Crazy!

  7. S.Wang says:

    Their still looking for him, poof he’s gone!

    1. Kevin says:

      Not so sure thats a white boy…..doesnt have the look….

      1. A. Senser says:

        Not talking about the perp — rather the chaps in pursuit. 😉

  8. burt reynolds says:

    that mustache rocks!!

  9. Conrad says:

    Sniff…….. Sniff……… Hmmmm…….

  10. Klay says:



    Are you people illiterate?

  11. Klay says:


    Their still looking for him, poof he’s gone!


    1. mucky klay says:

      clay…we’se here don’ care ’bout yer spellin’ patrole ya eduacateited idiout

  12. Ima Dolt says:

    I wonder if he’s smiling in his mugshot because he knows no bars can hold him.

  13. Andy says:

    Awesome, great getaway!

  14. politicianssux says:

    When will they open up season on him?

  15. Kevin says:

    “Keith Ellison Hosts Job Fair And Town Hall Forum on the Racial Unemployment Gap”

    Ellison was on MPR this AM stating that its all our fault that blacks are not working. He is asking that “All” races come to his Job Fair to beg for forgiveness and to hire blacks. Even though nearly all of hte callers that called in to give their comments were attacked by Ellison. They were all black callers and they pretty much all said the same thing…..stop blaming the world and blame yourself. They said lack of education, entitlements, drugs, crime, poor ethics, and poor parenting were to blame. And of course Ellison shut them all down and blamed “the man” for all the black woes. Cain called it the “Democratic Black Plantation”. The Mexican population in MN is now 9.2%….and they have a 13% unemployment rate. The current black unemployment rate is 22%. MN is 3rd in the naiton behind Wisconsin and Detroit for black unemployment. Current poverty rates are Whites 14%….Blacks 35%….Hispanics 36%…….and other 21%. There is no data for Somalians as no data is collected for them. So…if hispanics are working more than blacks and yet are more poor. Should Ellison then be helping the Hispanic community which is larger in numbers…and have a higher poverty rate?

  16. pine park says:

    His pickup truck license plate reads “UGLY.”

  17. j speedbag 64 says:

    a first degree robbery suspect…where were the handcuff’s and the additional deputies at…it really looks like the cops let this guy get away…….

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