GAYLORD - A 47-year-old Mankato man who displayed a knife to law enforcement was involved in a multi-jurisdictional, high-speed pursuit that ended early Friday evening in Grafton Township in northwestern Sibley County.
Earlier in the evening, Sibley County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received an attempt to locate (ATL) and arrest on probable cause for domestic assault for James A. Eiring, from the Carver County Sheriff's Office on behalf of Chaska Police, according to a court documents.
The ATL added that Eiring did not have a driver's license because it was cancelled-inimicable to public safety, that he would likely resist arrest, may be armed with a knife.
James A. Eiring
At about 6 p.m. Friday, Sibley County advised deputies and Gibbon Police that McLeod and Renville County officers were entering Grafton Township, Sibley County, in high-speed pursuit of a black, 2012 Dodge Durango driven by Eiring, according to court documents.
Law enforcement initially tried to stop Eiring, but a high-speed chase ensued before he was surrounded at 661st Avenue and 162nd Street, according to court documents.
Eiring exited the Durango and approached law enforcement with a large knife. After several bean bag rounds struck him but did not stop him, officers secured themselves in their vehicles, according to court documents.
Approaching a McLeod County Sheriff's Dept. squad car, Eiring made several stab attempts at a deputy, struck the window but did not break it, according to court documents.
Ultimately subdued by a Taser, Eiring was taken into custody and transported to the Renville County Hospital for a blood draw and evaluation. He was later taken to the Renville County Jail, according to court documents.
Searching the Durango, Gibbon Police found and secured as evidence two shotgun shells from less lethal rounds and a bean bag round on a gravel road, a bottle of Hot 100 liqueur on the front passenger floor, an opened can of Coors Light beer in the center console, an open case of Coors Light behind the front passenger seat, a black knife sheath on the front passenger seat, and the knife used by the suspect, according to court documents.
Four squad cars involved in the pursuit were damaged, according to court documents.
Responding agencies included Hector, Gibbon, Brownton and Buffalo Lake police and ambulance plus the McLeod, Renville and Sibley County Sheriffs' offices.
Assistant Sibley County Attorney Don Lannoye initially filed felony second degree assault with a dangerous weapon charges against Eiring Monday.
Fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle plus various other charges will be filed in the case, according to a Sibley County Sheriff's Office news release.
Eiring will be transported from the Renville County Jail to the Sibley County Jail this week before appearing at a bail hearing later in the week, Lannoye said.
Maximum penalty for felony second degree assault is seven years in prison, a $14,000 fine, or both.
(Fritz Busch can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org).