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Man arrested in Eyota after police chase

EYOTA — A 28-year-old Eyota man is in custody after fleeing from officers and leading them on a pair of short chases.

The chase began about 8 p.m. Sunday after Rochester police responded to Cub Foods for a report of a suspicious person in an SUV. According to the caller, the man was covering his face as if preparing to commit a crime.

When officers arrived, the driver of the SUV left at a high rate of speed, said Lt. Casey Moilanen; the vehicle was last seen traveling east on U.S. 14.

Olmsted County Sheriff's deputies picked up the case when they located the vehicle parked at a residence in Eyota and saw a man run inside the house, said Sgt. Tom Claymon.

When deputies approached the house, the suspect allegedly ran out the back door and went under a fence into a parking lot next door, the report says.


When an officer released his K-9 unit, the man stopped and surrendered before the dog got to him, Claymon said.

The man, who was wearing a dark bandanna around his neck, faces multiple charges, including fleeing in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and reckless driving, the report says.

The Post-Bulletin typically doesn't identify suspects until they've been charged.

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