Man Arrested after High Speed Chase near Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Minn.–A man was arrested Wednesday evening after he fled from police in a high speed chase near Alexandria.

A Minnesota State Trooper attempted a traffic stop near West Union at approximately 8 p.m., but the suspect fled westbound on I-94.

The Osakis Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department joined the pursuit as the suspect continued fleeing towards Alexandria.

An Osakis Police officer was able to perform a PIT maneuver and force the suspect’s vehicle to come to a stop. The suspect then fled on foot into a nearby swamp.

Officers pursued the suspect and arrested Jay Kyle Roberts for fleeing in a motor vehicle, fleeing on foot, driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety and a felony arrest warrant.

Two passengers were released without charges.

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