A Minnesota man is in custody after leading Spencer Police and Clay County Sheriff's deputies on a vehicle and foot pursuit, following an early morning drive-off from Dynos in north Spencer Monday morning.
Gregory Dean Roush, 43, of Minnesota, was charged with felony eluding, operating while intoxicated, fifth degree theft, reckless driving, and criminal trespass. After he ditched his vehicle in the 100 block of West Sixth Street, police officers and sheriff's deputies deployed tasers to end the foot pursuit.
Spencer Police began searching for a vehicle after Dynos reported the drive-off at 1:42 a.m. The vehicle was located a short time later at West 18th Street and Fourth Avenue West. An officer attempted to execute a stop, and the driver of the car in question, Gregory Dean Roush, 43, of Minnesota, allegedly drove away. The officer pursued the car, traveling north on Fourth Avenue West, where in the 2100 block the vehicle lost control and entered the east ditch. Roush was reportedly able to drive out of the ditch and attempted to hit the Spencer Police car. The police report indicated Roush continued to flee, traveling south on Fourth Avenue. He attempted to drive through a yard, but was forced to back up, striking a Spencer Police vehicle, causing minor damage.
The pursuit continued south on Fourth Avenue West. Road construction equipment blocked Roush's path, so after swerving through The Farmers Coop lot, he drove over the railroad tracks and began driving north between two sets of tracks. After getting back on the roadway, Roush began driving south on First Avenue West before dumping the car on West Sixth Street.
An officer was injured during the foot pursuit, tripping and landing on a railroad tie.