Rochester man arrested in 3-county chase that ended in crash

Published 7:49 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ROCHESTER — A Rochester man is accused of assaulting a staff member and another resident at a group home, then leading authorities on a car chase across three counties in a stolen vehicle.

Authorities said the Monday chase that began in Olmsted County and crossed into Mower County ended in Dodge County when the 48-year-old suspect’s vehicle crashed into another vehicle. Two people in that vehicle suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

Formal charges are pending against the suspect, possibly in more than one county.