Man escapes from custody in Beltrami County 22 Feb 12

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – Authorities in northern Minnesota are searching for a man who escaped from custody, then led authorities on a high speed chase through the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year-old Jason Lee King of Redby was being held on armed robbery charges, and escaped while being escorted from jail to a medical appointment Tuesday afternoon..

Authorities say they tracked King to a house, where it appeared he took a red pickup truck. Police found the stolen truck on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and chased King at speeds up to 90 mph before he crashed, then fled on foot into the woods.

Authorities from Red Lake, Koochiching County, Clearwater County, the Minnesota State Patrol, the FBI and U.S. Border Patrol are assisting in the search.

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