Man leads area law enforcement on chase through Stutsman, Barnes countiesA man wanted on charges in Oregon led law enforcement on a low-speed chase Tuesday night and Wednesday morning through Stutsman and Barnes counties before being apprehended, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
A man wanted on charges in Oregon led law enforcement on a low-speed chase Tuesday night and Wednesday morning through Stutsman and Barnes counties before being apprehended, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The patrol said a Stutsman County sheriff’s deputy came in contact with a vehicle at about 11 p.m. Tuesday that was believed to be operated by a Jonathan Lee Oliver, 39. Oliver was wanted by the state of Oregon for absconding from probation and failure to appear on fraud charges. He was also believed to be armed and dangerous.
The vehicle was stopped on Interstate 94 near Jamestown. After brief contact with the driver, he fled authorities and led them on a low-speed pursuit at or below the speed limit. He traveled eastbound on I-94 to the Oriska, N.D., area where he exited I-94 and traveling northbound on Barnes County roads to N.D. Highway 26. He eluded several attempts to disable the vehicle with spike strips.
His vehicle’s tires were spiked and deflated on N.D. Highway 26 near the Sibley crossing. He entered the ditch and remained in the vehicle. After a 35-minute standoff with authorities, he surrendered without incident at 1:11 a.m. Wednesday.
A Glock handgun was recovered from the vehicle. Oliver was transported to the Stutsman County Correctional Center.
Local charges relating to the incident will be generated by the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office and the case remains under investigation by the agencies involved.
Agencies involved in the incident included the patrol, the Stutsman, Barnes, Griggs and Steele county sheriff’s offices and the Jamestown and Valley City police departments.