UPDATE: High Speed Chase Ends Stuck in Mud - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

UPDATE: High Speed Chase Ends Stuck in Mud

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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:

  • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
  • Fleeing a police officer in commission of a Felony
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving under suspension
  • Criminal mischief

Demery was taken to Grand Forks County Correctional center and confined.

Original Story

  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.

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