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Ogema man with felony warrants arrested after high-speed chase Thursday afternoon

Jamie Lee Bevins was arrested Thursday afternoon after a high-speed chase north of Detroit Lakes. Graphic by Tribune staff

Just before 2 p.m. today, a Becker County deputy stopped a vehicle for passing in a "no passing" zone just south of County Road 149 on Highway 21. As the deputy approached the vehicle, he knew the driver to be Jamie Lee Bevins Jr., 27, of Ogema, and was aware Bevins had five active warrants for his arrest, including felony warrants.

When the deputy approached the driver's door, the vehicle accelerated from the stop, made a U-turn, and travelled north on Highway 21, reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

The vehicle went east on Highway 34 from Richwood and west on County Road 110, back to County Road 21. The vehicle travelled back south on Highway 21 to Richwood and eventually went to Highway 59, where it turned south.

Several attempts to end the pursuit with pursuit-intervention techniques failed, until tire deflation devices were used, and the pursuit ended just north of County Road 144.

Bevins was immediately arrested at the scene.

Along with the five warrants, two of which are felony burglary and theft, Bevins is being held in the Becker County Jail, pending charges of fleeing a police officer and motor vehicle theft.

The Becker County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the White Earth Police Department, Detroit Lakes Police Department, and Minnesota State Patrol in the pursuit.