A St. Paul man has been charged with two felonies after he allegedly fled police in a vehicle and on foot, and was later found with methamphetamine, a screwdriver and keys for several types of vehicles.
Dustin Spencer Casey, 39, faces two felony counts—fifth-degree drug possession and fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle—stemming from the September incident, which began in Woodbury and ended with him being arrested near Oak Marsh Golf Course.
At about 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 14, a Woodbury officer in an unmarked squad car saw a vehicle exit the parking lot of the Extended Stay Hotel and commit several driving violations, according to the complaint.
The officer activated his siren and attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop and fled westbound on Interstate 94.
A marked police car continued the chase, and the driver eventually exited the freeway, parked at Oak Marsh Golf Course, and ran away on foot, according to the complaint.
The man, later identified as Casey, was arrested a short time later in the area. He was in possession of a screwdriver, a key ring with several keys for different types of vehicles, and a baggie with 0.82 grams methamphetamine, according to the complaint.
There were two other people in the car who did not flee, and the vehicle was later reported stolen, the complaint says.
If convicted on both counts, Casey faces up to eight years in prison and $15,000 in fines.