Man charged in chase sent to prison for violation

Published 11:34 am Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Dalton man who allegedly led officers on a high-speed chase then escaped custody and fled to California was sentenced to 18 months in prison for probation violations Monday in Freeborn County District Court.

Levi Troy Dahl, 21, was sentenced after he used methamphetamine and failed to enter treatment as ordered by the court, said Freeborn County Attorney David Walker.

Dahl was given credit for 137 days served.

Levi Dahl

Levi Dahl

Email newsletter signup

The probation violations were in connection with charges of first-degree burglary and second-degree burglary filed in September 2015. The first-degree charge had been dismissed, and Dahl had been sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation for second-degree burglary.

Dahl was charged after reportedly breaking into a house.

In a separate file in Freeborn County District Court, Dahl facesĀ charges of criminal vehicular operation, felony fleeing a peace officer, driving while intoxicated and driving after suspension after allegedly leading officers on a chase that reached 60 mph.

Dahl can still be transported to Freeborn County to face the charges using a court order, Walker said.

In addition, Dahl is charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary and third-degree burglary and three counts of felony theft in Faribault County in connection with the theft of tools, weapons and cash.

Dahl pleaded guilty to fifth-degree drug possession in July in Martin County.

About Sam Wilmes

Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

email author More by Sam