The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the suspect in an overnight motorcycle pursuit.

According to the sheriff’s office, a deputy encountered a motorcycle traveling at high speeds in the area of 300th St and 740th Ave, between La Salle and St. James at 1:30 a.m. Police describe the driver as a white man with blonde hair wearing blue jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt. When the deputy tried to catch up, the motorcycle picked up speed fled. The motorcycle did not have a license plate.

The deputy pursued the motorcycle into Butterfield, where the rider turned east onto the railroad tracks.  The pursuit was then terminated due to safety concerns. The motorcycle was discovered by the deputy abandoned with its lights on in a wooded area near the tracks following the pursuit.  A perimeter was established and the K9 team was called to help track the driver, but efforts were unsuccessful.

Anyone with information on the suspect should contact the Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office at (507) 375-3121.

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