UPDATE: St. Charles police identify suspect who set off shelter-in-place order

ST. CHARLES, Minn. (WKBT) — St. Charles police identified the man who fled from authorities and prompted a shelter-in-place order as 26-year-old Bryan Anderson of Red Wing, Minnesota.

Anderson is being held in the Winona County Jail, booked on 10 different charges:

  • Fleeing a peace officer on a motor vehicle
  • Fleeing a peace officer on foot
  • Suspicion of driving while intoxicated (drugs) (charges pending test result)
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Multiple stop-sign violations
  • Failure to stop at semaphore
  • Driving with a revoked driver’s license
  • Possession of burglary/theft tools
  • Probation violation

Officers found Anderson in the early evening hiding in a wooded area on 15th Street SE in Olmstead County. A resident saw him walking on the road and alerted authorities.

Anderson was not considered armed or dangerous.

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ST. CHARLES, Minn. (WKBT) — A shelter-in-place order for St. Charles, Minnesota is over, but police are still looking for the man who set the situation in motion.

Around noon, a St. Charles officer tried to make a traffic stop after a gray van drove through a stop sign.

“Driver was seen blowing a stop sign. Almost hit one of our squad cars,” St. Charles Chief of Police Jose Pelaez, said.

The suspect, who is described as a 6’3″ white male wearing a black shirt and jean shorts, led the officer in a police chase and stopped on the 700 block of Meadow View Drive. He then got out of the car.

“The suspect took off running westbound towards highway 74 from here,” he said.

The suspect ran towards an empty field.

“Two K-9 officers checked the area and they were not able to locate the suspect,” he said.

St. Charles police had Winona County Sheriff’s office, Lewiston Police Department, and state patrol helicopters searching the area. Police put out a shelter-in-place order but removed it once officers concluded the suspect was not armed.

“At this point, we’re not sure why the suspect field, but we do know he has a history of fleeing from law enforcement as well,” Pelaez, said.

Officers will be patrolling the area and are telling residents to be on the lookout.

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