Thursday's chase started while Cpl. Andy Schneider noticed a vehicle
Northbound on I-29 with excessive tint on its windows. After running a license plate check of
the vehicle, and it came back as stolen from Fargo, ND.
Schneider attempted to stop the Tan 2003 Chevy Impala, and it sped away from him, exiting I-29 onto Demers ave in Grand Forks, then heading West out of town. The vehicle continued West through several stops signs, turning North on a township road and crossing Highway 2.
The driver, later identified as Sheldon Lee Demery from Belcourt, ND lost control of the vehicle and drove through the ditch, causing a small grass fire, then driving through at least 3 different yards, causing damage, before returning to the roadway and again heading West on Highway 2.
While on the stretch of Highway 2, Demery led officers on a chase going up to 95 MPH. Demery then turned on to County Road 11, and got stuck in a field, where he was arrested.
Demery was charged with:
Demery was taken to Grand Forks County Correctional center and confined.
A high speed chase in the northern valley wound up stuck in the mud late Thursday afternoon.
A deputy spotted a car in Grand Forks that had been stolen out of Fargo and the chase was on. The suspect, 19-year old Sheldon Demery of Belcourt lead authorities on chase that reached speed of 95 miles per hour, and ended near Niagara 35 miles west of Grand Forks.
Demery tried to drive across a field and became stuck, as did 2 pursuit vehicles. He's now in jail facing a long list of charges.
The mother who has been charged with negligent homicide in the case has been released from custody after posting bail Friday morning.
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