Several agencies contribute to arrest

By Karen Colbenson

GRAND MEADOW — Two canine units, a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter and several more law enforcement officers combed a Grand Meadow cornfield Tuesday, eventually arresting a 22-year-old Grand Meadow man wanted on a felony warrant.

Officers arrested Kainun Thorson for allegedly violating the conditions of his pre-trial release.

He had been out on bail for charges that included fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.


At 10:50 a.m., after an Austin police officer was informed that Thorson was seen at his mother’s residence at 308 Second St. S.E. in Grand Meadow, law enforcement agencies, including two canine units, the state patrol helicopter, three deputies and a detective were called to assist in Thorson’s arrest.

Upon their arrival, Thorson ran from the house into a cornfield south of the residence; he was apprehended by a canine unit.

Thorson was transported to the Austin Medical Center for two dog bites in the arm and leg.

He was later placed in the Mower County Jail.

He will likely appear in court today.

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