I hope they have to reimburse the taxpayers for the squad car. Dirtbags.

Two charged after fleeing Carlton County deputy
By News Tribune on Jan 27, 2016 at 5:16 p.m.

Two men were charged in Carlton County District Court in connection with a vehicle pursuit on Monday evening.

Dexter Thomas Leddy, 21, of Superior, was charged with one count each of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, first-degree criminal damage to property, theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing on foot and giving a false name, according to a criminal complaint. Joshua James Mason, 33, of Mahtowa, Minn., is facing one count each of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle and fleeing on foot, according to a criminal complaint.

A Carlton County sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a vehicle at 5:30 p.m. Monday while searching near a Barnum residence for a 32-year-old woman who has a felony warrant out for her arrest, according to the criminal complaint. The vehicle came to a stop, but took off when the deputy was walking toward it. A vehicle pursuit began and while the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle with a precision immobilization technique — more commonly known as a PIT maneuver — the vehicle rammed the squad car, causing “significant damage,” according to the complaint.

The vehicle was later found in a ditch on the side of Interstate 35. The vehicle’s two occupants had fled into the woods and were found after authorities followed their footprints, according to the complaint.

Leddy initially gave authorities a fictitious name, but then admitted to fleeing in a vehicle and fleeing on foot, according to the complaint. Leddy said Mason would have known that the vehicle had been reported stolen, according to the complaint.

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