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DL man charged with fleeing a police officer

Piarre De Wilson, 33, of Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, gross misdemeanor possession of firearms or ammunition, and gross misdemeanor driving after his license was canceled.

According to court records, on Jan. 11 a Detroit Lakes police officer saw a vehicle, with a dangling rear license plate, go through a red light. Wilson was driving and the officer recognized him and knew he was wanted on an active arrest warrant.

When asked to shut the vehicle off, Wilson allegedly put it in drive and sped away, with the officer in pursuit. Eventually Wilson stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. Other officers arrived to search for him, and he was located and taken to jail.

A handgun was found under the driver's seat, and Wilson allegedly admitted knowing it was there, and admitted to using meth nine or 10 hours earlier. His license was canceled as inimical to public safety.

On Jan. 14, Wilson appeared before Becker County District Judge Mark Hansen, who set cash bail at $1,000 or bond at $10,000, with standard conditions, or bond at $20,000 without any conditions for release.

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