Man pleads guilty to high-speed chase in two counties
Published 8:02 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2019
A Little Falls man who led officers on a more than 115-mph chase in January in Iowa and Minnesota pleaded guilty Tuesday in Freeborn County District Court.
Jeremy Douglas Schuman pleaded guilty to felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
Court documents state Schuman was charged after two Albert Lea officers were notified from Worth County at about 2:15 a.m. Jan. 4 that they were in pursuit of a vehicle traveling north on Interstate 35.
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As an Albert Lea officer approached the entrance ramp to I-35, he saw a Worth County squad car pursuing the vehicle, court documents state, and at one point during the chase, the Albert Lea officer observed himself to be traveling 116 mph.
The suspect vehicle hit a stop stick at the Interstate 90 exit, which deflated the left front tire, and the vehicle traveled another approximately 1.5 miles before stopping, court documents state.
Schuman was reportedly defiant after the chase and did not completely comply with officer demands. His license was revoked at the time of the chase, court documents state, and he has at least six driving after revocation convictions since 2003.
Schuman is expected to be placed on probation after he completes his 90-day jail sentence on the charge, said Freeborn County Attorney David Walker. If he violates his probation, he could get a sentence of at least one year and one day in prison.