SW Minnesota Man In Custody After Leading Law Officers From Three Counties On High-Speed Chase

Police lightbar chaseCanton, SD — A southwest Minnesota man is in custody after leading law enforcement officers from three counties and two states on a high-speed chase that ended in Canton, South Dakota.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:30 PM Thursday evening (6/13/13), a Lyon County deputy was attempting to pull over a vehicle on 240th Street, about 4 miles east of Inwood. The Sheriff’s Office says this vehicle was believed to have been involved in a theft in Inwood.

The vehicle did not pull over and sped up to avoid the stop. The deputy pursued the vehicle westbound on 240th Street. The vehicle went through the 240th and Highway 18 intersection in Inwood at a high rate of speed and continued west on what after the intersection, becomes Highway 18. The vehicle entered South Dakota where the Canton Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department joined the pursuit. Stop sticks were deployed and the vehicle was stopped in Canton.

But while officers were trying to get the individual out of the vehicle, he put it in gear and struck the Lyon County patrol car, and then a tree.

The individual was identified as Charles Mathew Jacobs from Bird Island, MN. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Further investigation continues and charges are pending.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Department also assisted with the pursuit.

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