MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 30-year-old North St. Paul man is accused of leading police on a chase with his 7-year-old son in tow, according to charges filed in Anoka County.
Noah Ante Erickson faces charges of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and child endangerment in connection to the Aug. 9, 2015 incident.READ MORE: Protesters Clash With Police In Brooklyn Center After Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting
According to the criminal complaint, in Lexington during the evening hours of Aug. 9, police observed a car driving on Naples Street and passing over the fog line.
Police then initiated a traffic stop and the car pulled into a gas station. The driver then rolled down his window and asked the officer if the officer could follow him to drop off his son.READ MORE: Charges: La Crosse Man Faces Third Child Sexual Assault Case
The driver then sped away onto Restwood Road with police pursuing him. During the chase, the car sped and traveled on the wrong side of the road at times. The car eventually came to a stop at 91st court, police said.
The driver, later identified as Erickson, was removed from the car and arrested. His 7-year-old son was found inside the car.
Erickson admitted to police that he should not have fled but he wanted to get his son to his mother’s house, the complaint said. He also admitted to having multiple warrants for his arrest.MORE NEWS: 6 Hospitalized For CO Poisoning In St. Paul
If convicted, Erickson faces up to three years in prison for the fleeing police charge and up to a year for the child endangerment charge.