Beltrami County Man At Large After High-Speed Chase

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 8:42 am

A Beltrami County Man is now at large after he allegedly led sheriff’s on a high-speed chase that lasted over 50 miles.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office states a deputy was making a traffic stop for reckless driving just shortly after 1pm Wednesday, when the single occupant in the car sped off in an alleged measure to evade officers.

Authorities are reporting that the man at large is 41-year-old Edwin Lee Johnson, of Brainerd. Johnson was driving a stolen 1999 white Oldsmobile Alero. Speeds of over 100mph were apparently reached during the chase, which caused other cars to veer off the road.

WDIO reports the pursuit ended 55 miles north of Bemidji, near the town of Ponemah on the Red Lake Reservation. The chase was halted after the sheriffs and tribal police agreed that the driving was too dangerous to continue.

The vehicle was eventually left abandoned from the suspect.

Edwin Lee Johnson is still at large and is described as a Native American male, with closely shaven hair, 5’7″, 200 lbs wearing a dark colored T shirt.

Anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.

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