Moorhead police chase leads to short standoff

The man did not comply with officers' instructions, resulting in a short standoff, police said.

Law officers dealt with a short standoff after a police chase in Moorhead on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
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MOORHEAD — A police chase in Moorhead ended with a short standoff on Friday, Sept. 30, before officers arrested the suspect.

Tad Isaac Butcher, 38, of Moose Lake, Minnesota, is suspected of a variety of crimes, according to Moorhead police. He was being held at the Clay County Jail on Friday.

At about 10:47 a.m. Friday, officers were sent to a disturbance near 15th Avenue North and 11th Street North.

As they arrived, Butcher, a suspect from the disturbance, left in a silver passenger car, police said. Officers tried to stop him, but he did not pull over, police said.

A Clay County sheriff’s deputy put down stop sticks several blocks later on 15th Avenue North. The vehicle turned to go north on U.S. Highway 75 and eventually stopped in the 5000 block of U.S. Highway 75 North, police said.


Butcher did not comply with officers' instructions, resulting in a short standoff, police said.

"Officers were patient and eventually the suspect surrendered and taken into custody without any injuries," Moorhead police said in a statement.

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