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

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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.

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(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.