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Two men who led police on pursuit waiting for omnibus hearings

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Two men who led police on pursuit waiting for omnibus hearings

LITTLE FALLS — A 32-year-old Avon man and a 32-year-old Menahga man, involved in a pursuit Jan. 6 on Highway 10 in Little Falls topping speeds above 100 mph that ended in their vehicle crashing into a fence, have been charged in Morrison County District Court.

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Jesse Lee Kirschman of Avon was charged with felony first-degree possession of drugs, possessing 25 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, meth, felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, possessing a pistol/assault weapon and a gross misdemeanor of refusing to submit a chemical test.

Kirschman will be in court for his omnibus hearing at 1 p.m. Monday in front of Judge Conrad I. Freeberg.

Eric Ervin Makela of Menahga was charged with felony first-degree possession of drugs, possessing 25 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, meth.

Makela will be in court for his omnibus hearing at 1 p.m. March 11, also in front of Judge Freeberg.

The Minnesota State Patrol, Little Falls Police and the Morrison County Sheriff’s office assisted in the apprehension of the two male suspects, who are believed to have ditched multiple drug-related items while driving through a marshy area. Narcotics and related items were discovered and seized, including a stolen handgun.

Kirschman, who was driving, had a warrant for felon in possession of handgun.

The pursuit began after a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding and a window tint violation. The pursuit started on Highway 10 about five miles south of Little Falls and ended in Little Falls on the west side of Highway 10 near 11th Street Northeast and Seventh Avenue Northeast.

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