Multiple agencies assist in apprehending suspects in Morrison County
LITTLE FALLS — Two St. Cloud residents were arrested Friday, Nov. 6, and are awaiting formal charges after multiple agencies, including Morrison County, spent hours trying to locate them.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office Thursday and advised the agency to be on a lookout for a blue Dodge Durango occupied by a 26-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman. Stearns County authorities reported the man had multiple warrants and was known to frequent the southwest portion of Morrison County.
At 8:40 a.m. Friday, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office located the two suspects walking along Great River Road, south of 95th Street, wrapped in blankets. When approached by deputies, the male took off running and was immediately apprehended, along with the woman suspect. It was confirmed that the two suspects were the same suspects who fled from deputies the night prior.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Little Falls, Motley, Royalton and Rice police departments, Morrison County Public Works Department, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Mayo Clinic Ambulance.
The sheriff’s office reported an emergency alert was set to residents within the area of where the suspect vehicle was located. The alert advised residents to shelter in place due to the nature of the incident. The alert reached 256 residents/businesses in the area. Morrison County residents are encouraged to sign up for the public safety information. Residents may sign up on Morrison County’s website at bit.ly/3p8egYu .
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen thanked everyone who assisted at the scene to include multiple neighbors in the area who provided equipment and other resources.