MOORHEAD — The Clay County Sheriff's Office arrested four people after two separate pursuits early Monday, Dec. 2.
At 1:05 a.m., a sheriff's deputy tried to pull over a vehicle for having obstructed plates, but the driver fled, according to the sheriff's office.
The driver later lost control of the vehicle and slid into a snowbank, prompting the driver and passenger to flee on foot. The passenger was not found, but officers arrested the driver after a short foot chase.
The driver, Jessica Schweninger, 33, of Hitterdal, Minn., was booked into the Clay County Jail on suspicion of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, the sheriff's office said.
While officers were trying to find Schweninger's passenger, they began a separate pursuit of a stolen vehicle near 13th Street and 16th Avenue South. The driver of that vehicle also lost control and hit a snowbank.
All three people got out of the vehicle and tried to outrun officers near Ninth Street and Ninth Avenue South, a few blocks west of Minnesota State University Moorhead, but all three were caught, the sheriff's office said.
The driver, 30-year-old Phillip Murray of Moorhead, was booked into the Clay County Jail on suspicion of fleeing in a motor vehicle and possessing stolen property.
Passengers 34-year-old Jillian Cline of Grand Rapids, Minn., and 27-year-old Travis Freitag of Jamestown, N.D., were booked on suspicion of fleeing on foot and released.