Felony Arrest Near Rugby
A Minot man was arrested on felony charges last week after a pursuit that ended in Rugby.
Tylor James Lavallie, of Minot, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor; contact by bodily fluids (intentionally spitting on an officer), a class C felony; attempting to flee in a motor vehicle, a class C felony; and two charges of reckless endangerment, one a class A misdemeanor and the other a class C felony.
The chase began in Dunseith, after Lavallie allegedly drove away from a gas station without paying.
The chase continued into Pierce County, with the Pierce County Sheriff’s office joining.
A Rugby police officer joined the pursuit northeast of Rugby after unsuccessfully attempting to flatten the tires on Lavallie’s vehicle.
Lavallie’s vehicle then stopped abruptly near 66th St NE. He then backed up, rammed the Rugby police officer’s vehicle and continued south toward the intersection. The Rugby officer then pushed Lavallie’s vehicle around, causing it to roll backwards into the ditch. Lavallie was then taken into custody.
A female passenger in Lavallie’s vehicle was held and later released.
The Rugby police vehicle suffered minor front end damage. No injuries to the officer were reported.
Class C felonies are punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and up to five years’ imprisonment. Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to 30 days’ imprisonment and a maximum of $1,000 in fines. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in prison and up to $2,000 in fines.
– Tribune Staff Report
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