Man arrested after leading police on a chase in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) -- Police have arrested 25-year-old Adriel Jordan Lewis of Fargo who hit a vehicle and took off Saturday.

The Moorhead Police Department responded to a crash at the intersection of 12th Ave and 17th St S. A pickup truck hit an unoccupied vehicle.

A witness near the crash called 911 and said the driver, Adriel Jordan Lewis, fled the scene on foot.

Lewis tried to flag down a responding officer who was in an unmarked patrol vehicle. When Lewis saw it was a squad vehicle, he fled from the officer who tried detaining him.

Officers set up a perimeter and tracked Lewis' footprints in the snow. He had fled and went into a residential garage. A K9 found him hiding in the rafters of the garage. Lewis refused to surrender.

The use of a pepper ball launcher was unsuccessful. They also used a stronger irritant from a handheld canister.

Lewis came down from the rafters and was taken into custody.

He was treated at the scene and cleared at a hospital before being transferred to the Clay County Jail.

Lewis is being held pending formal charges on 2nd Degree Burglary, fleeing on foot, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash and obstructing the legal process.

There is no additional threat to public safety at this time.