Wyoming, Forest Lake and state patrol, along with area deputies have detained a wanted man who fled Wyoming in a car, pulled over about 3:30 a.m. for headlights out.
The suspect was fleeing officers when his car crashed at the round-a-bout in Forest Lake. Wyoming Police Chief Paul Hoppe said the man fled on foot. Shortly after the authorities received a tip he was in Wal-Mart in Forest Lake.
The store was evacuated and searched, but the suspect had exited and was seen about 12:45 by a patrol officer, getting into a second vehicle around Broadway Avenue and 7th. This car was pulled over but as occupants were being removed, the man grabbed the wheel and “jumped into the driver’s seat and led police on a second chase,” said the chief.
The man crashed this car near I-35 and County Road 23 in Anoka County and was apprehended.
Hoppe said the local law enforcement should be thanked for their coordinated efforts and he wanted to thank the community in helping locate this suspect nd get him into custody.
The man has multiple felony warrants, Hoppe said and is wanted by U.S. Marshal Service.
He hit a couple squad cars when he fled and made contact with two officers with the car.