Man gets prison for high-speed chase
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.
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.