Police identify man who reportedly led officers on a chase from Moorhead to Fargo

Published: May. 20, 2020 at 7:06 AM CDT
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(Update 12:08 p.m.) - The Moorhead Police Department is identifying the man who allegedly led officers in a police chase into Fargo before getting away.

Jeremiah Ard, 36, of Dent, Minnesota is the person police are treating as the suspect, according to a media release.

Police said a Moorhead officer tried stopping his 2007 blue GMC Yukon at 12:55 a.m. for traveling in the wrong lane in the area of 20th St and 8th Ave S.

Ard, instead of stopping, allegedly traveled at a high rate of speed eventually cutting through a private lawn.

Police said officers terminated the Moorhead pursuit due to Ard’s driving behavior.

A few minutes later, Ard’s vehicle was reportedly seen driving into Fargo on Main Ave.

Fargo police officers found an unattended vehicle at the end of a cul-de-sac and determined it was Ard’s SUV, according to the media release.

A Fargo K-9 and drone were used to find Ard, but police said he successfully crossed the Red River due to the K-9 continuing a track into Moorhead.

Ard will be charged with Felony Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle, according to Moorhead police.

His GMC Yukon was impounded.

Call your local law enforcement if you have any information on his whereabouts.


(Original) Police in both Fargo and Moorhead spent a few hours searching north side neighborhoods in both cities early Wednesday for at least one person who took off after a chase that ended in a crash.

Police have not released further details, but dispatchers have confirmed with Valley News Live that the crash happened along South Woodcrest Drive in north Fargo around 1:20 a.m.

There's no word yet on how it all started or if anyone's been taken into custody.

Stick with us as we work to get more information on this breaking news.