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Sunday, February 5, 2023

High-speed pursuit ends with arrest in Butterfield

A high-speed pursuit Monday evening began in Windom and ended with an arrest in Butterfield.

According to the Windom Police Department, an officer witnessed a vehicle driving without headlights on shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night near Kwik Trip. When the officer attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to stop, taking several roads through Windom before eventually traveling at a high rate of speed to Butterfield. There, the driver of the vehicle attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended.

The driver, David Khounsanthone of Mt. Lake, has been charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle, criminal possession of ammunition/firearms and third-degree drug possession of 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug.

The Windom Police Department was assisted by the Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office, Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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