High-speed chase passes through area Sunday

JACKSON COUNTY — A multi-agency pursuit that began in Waseca County Sunday morning ended in Jackson County when stop sticks were used to disable a stolen Dodge Durango driven by a 30-year-old Minneapolis man.

Leroy Bradley was arrested without further incident shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday about two miles south of the northern Jackson County line after two tires were flattened. Bradley faces felony charges of fleeing a peace officer charges in Jackson County, plus likely pending charges from other jurisdictions, according to Jackson County Sheriff Shawn Haken.

The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office was advised by the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office to be on the lookout for a stolen black Dodge Durango SRT earlier Sunday morning.

“We followed the Dodge on U.S. Highway 14 to Nicollet where stop sticks were deployed,” Blue Earth County Deputy Bill Davis said. “The suspect vehicle went into the ditch, turned onto State Highway 99, then got back on Highway 14 and continued west. Officers lost sight of the suspect vehicle when we got to Courtland.”

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office attempted to locate the vehicle but did not observe it or take part in the chase.

Haken said the suspect vehicle turned south off Highway 14 near Springfield, got on U.S. Highway 71 near Windom and continued south into Jackson County before Bradley was arrested with help from the Minnesota State Patrol, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Windom Police.

The Dodge Durango was confirmed to be stolen from Apple Autos in Shakopee.

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