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Gas Drive-Off in Jackson County Ends in Man Hunt

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 -- 10:41 AM

-A gas drive-off prompted a man hunt in Jackson County on Monday.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff?s Department, they responded to a gas drive-off at the Melrose Express gas Station around 10:30am.

A deputy made contact with the vehicle on Highway 54 near County Highway H in the Township of Albion. It was discovered during the stop that the vehicle was reported as stolen in Winona County. The occupants of the vehicle then began a short pursuit before stopping and fleeing on foot.

Deputies received reports that the suspects were following the Black River. Boats and canines were brought in and the suspects were located and taken into custody. The two men arrested were 19-year-old Joel Johnson of Alberta Lea, Minnesota and 18-year-old Mitchell Winslow of Alberta Lea, Minnesota.

The two men have charges pending against them.

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