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Five Arrested After Pursuit

By Staff | Jan 1, 2016

Five people were arrested on theft, drug and other charges after a vehicle chase on Christmas Eve.

According to a press release from the Pierce County Sheriff’s department, 21-year-old Silas Cavanaugh, 30-year old Kami Birdhorse, both of St. Michael; 38-year-old Joseph Thumb, of Oberon; 42-year-old James Greywater and 29-year-old Kelli Birdhorse, both of Fort Totten, have been charged with theft of property, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, fleeing in a motor vehicle, refusal to halt, ingestion of a controlled substance, reckless endangerment and driving under suspension.

A Pierce County deputy attempted a traffic stop on the suspects, who were in a white Chevrolet pickup traveling eastbound on Highway 2. The driver of the pickup refused to stop, and the pickup was pursued by the Pierce County Sheriff’s office, the Rugby Police Department and the N.D. Highway Patrol.

The vehicle came to a halt after being stuck in the snow east of Baker. The occupants exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.

All five suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center in Rugby.

– Tribune Staff Report

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