Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Man Hunt for Escapee in Red Lake

(AP)  A manhunt is underway in northern Minnesota for a jail escapee.

The Beltrami County Sheriff's office says 21-year-old Jason Lee King of Redby escaped while being escorted to a medical appointment Tuesday afternoon.

Police caught up with him on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.  A high speed chase ensued, reaching 90 miles per hour before he chashed and fled into the woods.

Authorities from Red Lake, Koochiching County, Cloearwater County, the State Patrol, FBI and U.S. Border Patrol are assisting in the search.

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