Minnesota Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit

Sibley, Iowa — A Minnesota man faces a laundry list of charges following a pursuit that took place on Friday.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit began in southern Minnesota and ended in Sibley. A Nobles County Deputy reportedly observed the vehicle traveling 120-mph during the pursuit. As the pursuit approached Sibley, an Osceola County Deputy allegedly observed the vehicle traveling 98-mph in a 55-mph zone. The vehicle was later located behind a residence on 9th Street in Sibley. Authorities say 34-year-old Michael Hangman of Minneapolis was found hiding in the garage of the residence and taken into custody.

The report states that witnesses in Minnesota allegedly observed Hangman fire a handgun out of the vehicle before the pursuit began.

The report continues that Deputies located a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun behind the driver’s seat of the vehicle allegedly driven by Hangman. Two baggies of plant material consistent with marijuana, a scale with methamphetamine residue and a package of new baggies were also reportedly located inside the vehicle.

Hangman was charged with several alleged offenses including eluding (a class D felony), felon in possession of a firearm (a class D felony), possession of a controlled substance – marijuana, with intent to deliver (a class D felony), possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine (a serious misdemeanor), speeding and no valid driver’s license (both are simple misdemeanors).

Hangman was booked into the Osceola County jail and, at last report, was being held on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

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