Charges filed against man suspected of driving recklessly through Fargo

Leroy Manning
Leroy Manning

FARGO — Cass County authorities have charged a 30-year-old man with evading police on Wednesday, Dec. 5, by driving recklessly through city streets and refusing to stop.

Leroy E. Manning is charged with felony counts of reckless endangerment and fleeing a police officer, and two misdemeanor counts of driving under suspension and fleeing a police officer, according to documents filed Friday, Dec. 7, in Cass County District Court.

No address was available for Manning.

According to court documents:

About 4:21 a.m., Dec. 5, a Fargo police officer attempted a traffic stop on a reportedly stolen vehicle but the driver, later identified as Manning, drove the vehicle away.

About 9:30 a.m. the same day, another Fargo officer located Manning and activated his emergency lights and sirens.

Manning didn't pull over but allegedly stopped his vehicle for a few moments before driving off again.

As officers followed Manning, he accelerated at a high speed and "stuck his middle finger up" at one of the officers.

Manning was located again at a later time when an officer used a tire deflation device to flatten the vehicle's tires.

Manning continued to drive, running into street signs and a fire hydrant before officers arrested him.