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Pine County High Speed Chase Ends In Man’s Arrest

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

We carried Cole’s comments on this story today in our afternoon news:

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Press release from Pine County Sheriff’s Office:

On June 24, 2013 at approximately 0052 hrs, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received information that a party wanted for felony offenses in Wright and Pine Counties had just left a residence in Brook Park. The caller stated that a Brian Gene Baragar 2-12-1990 had just left in a vehicle reported stolen out of Wright County.

Pine County Deputies in the area spotted the vehicle and a high speed chase ensued. During this chase a passenger was pushed out of the vehicle and left on the side of the road with minor injuries. A second passenger exited the vehicle when it stopped momentarily.

The vehicle eventually came to a stopped after driving off the road and into a swamp.

The drive was arrested and identified as Baragar.

Baragar was booked into the Pine County Jail and charged by the Pine County Attorney’s Office with one county of Fleeing a police Officer, one count of Receiving Stolen Property and one count of Felony Assault.

Baragar is currently being held at the Pine County Jail. His bail was set at $75,000.00 with conditions of release or $125,000.00 without conditions of release.

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