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Man wanted for many crimes in area is apprehended

The Murray County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday took a Garvin man wanted for multiple crimes in the region into custody.


According to a press release from Murray County Sheriff Heath Landsman, at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday, deputies located a vehicle known to be driven by Sean Eric Vanmeveren. As deputies set up a perimeter to attempt to make an arrest, Vanmeveren got into his vehicle and began driving toward two Murray County deputies. He then accelerated his vehicle around the two waiting deputies, who radioed dispatch that they were involved in a pursuit with Vanmeveren.


Deputies pursued Vanmeveren for about six miles. Vanmeveren entered a rural Murray County farm site, exited his vehicle and stole a vehicle from that site. He then continued to lead Murray County deputies and assisting agencies on a 40- to 45-mile pursuit in rural Murray and Cottonwood counties. Vanmeveren stole a second vehicle at a rural address near Westbrook and led pursuing officers into that city, which prompted a notification to the Westbrook school and a subsequent brief lockdown.


The pursuit came to an end northwest of Dovray, where Vanmeveren was taken into custody without incident. He is wanted for his connection to vehicle theft, property theft and pursuits in Murray, Cottonwood, Redwood, Jackson and Blue Earth counties in Minnesota and Emmet County, Iowa.

Vanmeveren is currently being held pending his first court appearance.

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