Authorities seeking person
for armed assault near Canton
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 3:20 AM
Fillmore County authorities are investigating an apparent assault that happened north of Canton on Tuesday evening.
A 911 call came from a residence where a suspect allegedly tried to run over a person with a vehicle. It was also reported that the suspect brandished a gun.
A Fillmore County deputy came across the suspect shortly after meeting with the victim. The suspect fled into a cornfield, left his vehicle and was able to elude officers in a wooded area. The deputy was able to identify the suspect during the chase.
According to Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen, no one was injured, and no vehicles damaged. Jensen said there was a significant amount of damage to two cornfields.
Officers from Houston County, including a K-9, Houston Police Department, Rushford Police Department, the Minnesota State Patrol and the State Patrol helicopter assisted.
As of Wednesday noon, no one has been taken into custody. The case remains under investigation. Charges of assault, fleeing and criminal damage to property are likely.