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Man charged following high-speed chase through Windom

Multiple charges are pending for a 22-year-old South Sioux City, Neb. male following a high-speed chase Sunday.


According to the Windom Police Department, an officer overheard Minnesota State Patrol radio traffic at around 11:50 a.m. Sunday indicating that a white vehicle driving at a speed in excess of 100 mph was traveling north on Minnesota 60 and had just been involved in a pursuit by Iowa State Patrol. That pursuit was terminated at the Iowa State Line.


The officer noted that there were two other 911 calls to Jackson County about this vehicle as it continued north on Minnesota 60. The officer observed the vehicle enter Windom at 94 mph and initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to stop, evaded police and endangered the traveling public with reckless driving conduct .The officer pursued the vehicle for about 10 miles, with the suspect traveling at speeds well above 100 mph.


The suspect vehicle lost control at Minnesota 60 and 550th Avenue after hitting stop sticks at about 12:04 pm. The suspect left his vehicle and ran into a nearby cornfield. The driver, Yonis Ahmed Abdi, 22, was apprehended on Cottonwood County 44 in the backyard of a private residence.


Abdi was being held in the Cottonwood County Jail for the Windom Police Department pending charges of receiving stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle, reckless driving and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. Agencies assisting the Windom Police Department in the pursuit were the Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Lake Police Department.



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