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Sibley Man Remains Behind Bars After Leading Minnesota Authorities On High Speed Chase In Stolen Car

Blue Earth, MN — A Sibley man remains behind bars after a high-speed chase in Minnesota’s Blue Earth County.

According to an article in the Faribault County Register, authorities apprehended 20-year-old Roberto Ayala of Sibley following a high-speed chase topping 100 mph within the city limits of Blue Earth on Thanksgiving Day.

The article says he was arrested after a short foot chase, after he crashed into a building.

Officers report the streets were very busy at the time and the chase got quite dangerous for a time.

Ayala made his first court appearance in Faribault County District Court last Monday.

The Faribault County Register reports Ayala was driving a stolen car. They say he faces three felonies of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, obstruction of legal process and receiving stolen property. All charges carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Ayala also was charged with fleeing a peace officer by a means other than a motor vehicle and reckless or careless driving, both counts have a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

His bail was set at $20,000, surety bond only. Ayala also is being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

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