Elysian man faces felony for fleeing officer

An Elysian man has been charged with a felony after he fled a police officer in a motor vehicle.

Bryan William Fries, 37, of Elysian faces a felony charge in Le Sueur County Court for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. Four misdemeanor charges, all tied to the same incident, have also been filed against Fries for having violated a domestic abuse no-contact order, domestic assault, possession of more than 1.4 grams of marijuana in a vehicle, and having an open bottle of alcohol in a vehicle. The charges were filed February 16.

According to court documents, a police officer was dispatched to a Bridge Street residence in Le Sueur at approximately 1:21 a.m. on February 13 for a report of a violation of an order for protection involving Fries. The individual reporting the incident told law enforcement that Fries had threatened lethal violence by means of a hatchet.

When the officer arrived on scene, he saw Fries’ vacant vehicle parked, but running, in an alley. The officer parked behind the truck and activated his emergency lights.

As the officer walked towards the house, he was....

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