Man in custody after chase that passed through county


A pursuit beginning in Aitkin County ended without injuries in Benton County earlier this morning when the suspect vehicle was pinned in by a trooper on Hwy 10 in the Little Rock Lake area in Benton County.  Earlier incidents occurring in Aitkin County led to a 23 year old male suspect to flee from officers.

State Patrol began assisting with the pursuit in Aitkin County around 9:13 a.m. and led officers through portions of Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison and Benton Counties. The incident involved stolen vehicles and damage to one State Patrol squad.  Numerous other agencies from the above mentioned counties assisted or attempted to assist in the pursuit including the flight section of the Minnesota State Patrol.

Charges are pending further investigation.  No other information is being released at this time.