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Two arrested after chase ends near Slayton

Two juvenile males were taken into custody Tuesday following a pursuit that ended in Murray County.

According to a press release from the Murray County Sheriff's Office, county dispatch was notified of a pursuit by the Worthington Police Department at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday. The pursuit was initiated due to the vehicle being stolen out of the city of Rochester.

The pursuit was northbound on U.S. 59 heading toward Slayton, and Murray County deputies joined the chase just south of Avoca. The Slayton Police Department was able to successfully deploy spike strips just south of Slayton near Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The pursuit continued north on U.S. 59 to the intersection with Minnesota 30, where the suspect vehicle attempted to make a right-hand turn and struck another vehicle waiting at the stop sign.

The suspects then immediately fled into a nearby corn field. Responding officers and deputies were able to set up a perimeter around the corn field and, after about one hour and 20 minutes, two juvenile males were taken into custody. Charges were pending at the time of the press release.

Several homeowners in the area were notified of the incident and advised to remain indoors for a short time, but there is no ongoing danger to the public.

The Murray County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Slayton Police Department, Buffalo Ridge Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, Worthington Police Department, Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, City of Marshall Emergency Management, Marshall Police Department and the Murray County Ambulance.


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