Man arrested after leading authorities on chase from Minnesota to North Dakota

Published: Sep. 6, 2019 at 7:03 PM CDT
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A man was arrested Friday after leading authorities on a chase from Minnesota to North Dakota.

Joe Melvin, 21, is facing several felony charges that include reckless driving and fleeing on a motor vehicle and on foot, according to the Grand Forks Police Department.

Grand Forks police officers responded at around 12:21 p.m. Friday near Kennedy Bridge to help the East Grand Forks Police Department who were pursuing a vehicle heading into Grand Forks.

North Dakota police officers tried stopping Melvin as he was traveling southbound on Stanford Rd, but he got away.

A short time later the vehicle was found empty at the parking lot of an apartment complex, according to police.

Police said officers searched that area and eventually found Melvin hiding in trees near interstate 29.

Once spotted by authorities, Melvin fled on foot across the interstate but was then arrested on the west side of the interstate, according to police.

The 21-year-old is facing charges of possession of stolen property, reckless driving, fleeing in a motor vehicle and on foot, and other charges related to the pursuit.

Melvin also has several other warrants for his arrest, according to police.