Michael Dwayne Croud, 35, of Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. A misdemeanor drug charge was dismissed in a plea agreement.

According to court records, on Dec. 14, 2017, a Becker County deputy, who knew Croud was wanted on a felony warrant, spotted him driving a Pontiac Grand Prix on County Road 34. Croud sped away from the pursuing officer, but spun out and lost control of the car when he tried to pass a semi on the right shoulder.

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He fled on foot into an open field, running until he stumbled and fell and the deputy caught him. He was arrested and taken to the Becker County Jail, where a search turned up 25 Gabapentin pills in his jacket pocket for which he did not have a prescription.

Croud appeared June 7 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who

sentenced him to 20 months in prison at St. Cloud and ordered him to pay a $50 fine and $215 in court fees.