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Posted: Friday, July 5, 2019 3:43 pm

Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved on Wednesday afternoon in a chase which resulted in the arrest of one man on charges related to attempting to hit police vehicles and swerving toward other motorists.

Neither the name of the individual nor the specific charges were released by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Tim Walburg reported that around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, his office received information about an individual, possibly armed, who was "reportedly a danger to himself or others." Law enforcement determined he was at a Madison residence.

When personnel from three agencies -- the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Madison Police Department and South Dakota Highway Patrol -- attempted to make contact with the individual, he "left the residence at a high rate of speed." Law enforcement did not pursue him at that point due to the speed at which he was traveling, according to Walburg.

Officers were initially unsuccessful in locating him outside the city limits. However, their investigation indicated he had left the vehicle he used in Madison at a residence and had left the residence with a pickup.

Officers were then able to locate him and attempted to stop him. When he failed to stop, a pursuit ensued. Tire spikes were deployed and the vehicle went into the ditch about four miles down a gravel road in Miner County, Walburg said.

"Law enforcement attempted to negotiate with the driver for a peaceful resolution, but he resisted," Walburg said in a statement. "The driver was arrested after bean bag rounds and a taser were deployed on him."

As of Wednesday evening, the individual was being held at the Lake County Detention Center.

In addition to the Madison Police Department, officers from sheriff's offices in Moody, Miner and Kingsbury counties assisted as did state Department of Game, Fish and Parks law enforcement personnel.

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