DETROIT LAKES — Two people are in custody after fleeing authorities and leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, according to a news release from the Becker County Sheriff's Office.
About 9:40 a.m., a warden with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service briefly came into contact with two people in a vehicle in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, about 10 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes. When the warden attempted to search the vehicle's license plate, it did not come back on file.
The warden later attempted to stop the vehicle near the intersection of Becker County Highway 29 and Minnesota Highway 34 east of Detroit lakes, according to the release, but the driver didn't pull over and fled east on Highway 34, reaching speeds over 90 mph.
The driver then took a turn to head north on 302nd Avenue and eventually drove off the road through fields and on a snowmobile trail before the driver and passenger got out and fled on foot, the sheriff's office said in the release. Authorities then formed a perimeter and used police dogs to search the area, eventually locating the two people.
Jeremy David Bromley, 28, of Belle Plaine and Jennifer Dalton Gynild, 24, of Minneapolis were taken into custody. Police said they found stolen items in the vehicle, including guns.