Becker County man arrested after high-speed chase
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A 27-year old man has been arrested on outstanding felony warrants after a police chase that topped out at more than 100 mph Thursday afternoon, May 9, according to a news release from the Becker County Sheriff's Office.
Just before 2 p.m., a Becker County deputy stopped a vehicle for passing in a no passing zone around 3 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 21. The deputy was aware the man in the vehicle was Jamie Lee Bevins Jr. of Ogema, who had five active warrants for his arrest, including felony warrants for burglary and theft.
When the deputy approached the driver's door, the vehicle accelerated from the stop, made a U-turn, and traveled north on Highway 21, reaching speeds over 100 mph.
The vehicle went east on Highway 34 from Richwood and west on County Road 110, back to County Road 21. The vehicle traveled back south on Highway 21 to Richwood and eventually went to Highway 59, where it turned south.
Several attempts to end the pursuit failed before tire-deflation devices were used just north of County Road 144.
Bevins was arrested at the scene and is being held in the Becker County Jail, where he faces additional pending charges of fleeing a police officer and motor vehicle theft.