A man is in custody after police say he stole three vehicles and led police on a multi-county pursuit that ended near the Rice County line.
Jordan Allen Brown, 20, of Inver Grove Heights, was arrested at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday, after a roughly one-hour-long pursuit.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Rice County deputies were advised of the stolen vehicle and a deputy responded to an area east of Northfield, where Dakota County said it had lost the vehicle.
According to Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie, the chase entered into Dakota County from Bloomington and made its way through Apple Valley before heading toward Rice County.
The vehicle, a Lincoln Town Car, was confirmed stolen from Eagan, according to scanner audio published by Police Clips, and throughout much of the beginning of the chase, speeds reached up to 110 mph.
Approximately 10 minutes after Rice County received the call, a Rice County deputy located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the driver fled.
Brown then headed east on Hwy. 19, where he entered Goodhue County and headed northbound on Hwy. 56 back into Dakota County.
Attempts to deploy spike strips were unsuccessful as Brown was able to swerve to avoid them, according to a Rice County release regarding the incident.
After turning east on 250th Street, the vehicle crashed as it neared Hwy. 52. Brown then ran from the vehicle and stole a white SUV, after pulling the driver out of the vehicle that was parked at a business near Hwy. 52, according to the release.
After taking the vehicle, Brown headed south, where he eventually ditched the vehicle and stole a Dodge Ram truck from a residence on the 13000 block of Lamb Avenue in Rice County, according to the scanner traffic.
Deputies were made aware of the stolen vehicle and at 10:23 a.m., Goodhue County deputies were advised that Brown had crashed in a field on 20th Avenue between 410th Street and 420th Street, just east of Nerstrand, before fleeing on foot.
Following a foot chase, Brown was taken into custody at 10:27 a.m.
“We appreciate the cooperative effort of all law enforcement agencies involved in this crime spree to bring this suspect into custody,” said Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn. “He showed a blatant disregard of authority, to all the people he victimized and to all of the motoring public on our roadways. We are pleased to have him in custody.”
Brown is being held at the Dakota County jail.
According to Dakota County’s jail roster, Brown’s bail was set at $100,000, or $50,000 with conditions.
He has been charged with the following, according to the website:
Dakota County — Simple robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing a peace officer and receiving stolen property, all felonies, and fifth-degree assault and driving with a revoked driver’s license, misdemeanors.
Rice County — Theft of a motor vehicle, felony.
Minnesota Department of Corrections — probation violation, felony.