Overnight pursuit in Cass County leads to man’s arrest and multiple charges

Published: May. 8, 2023 at 4:23 AM CDT
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NEAR HORACE, N.D. (Valley News Live) - One man was arrested after a chase started in Cass County, went into Minnesota and then back to North Dakota.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department arrested 29-year-old Nikolus Schnellbach of Horace, ND after police say he led deputies on a pursuit near Horace on 45th Street South and 100th Avenue around 2:40 a.m. on Monday, May 8.

Authorities say they tried to stop a vehicle driven by Schnellbach for a traffic violation but he took off.

The pursuit crossed into Clay County for a brief period; however, Schnellbach crossed back into North Dakota and eventually stopped and surrendered to law enforcement in the St. Benedict area around 3:10 a.m.

No one else was in the vehicle and no property was damaged during the chase.

Schnellbach was taken to the Cass County Jail and booked on charges of driving under suspension and fleeing in a motor vehicle. He was also wanted on warrants for DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing in a motor vehicle in Clay County, a hunting violation in Cass County. Schnellbach was cited for possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.