Weather Forecast


Suspect arrested in motorcycle chase in central Minnesota

1 / 2
Brandon Lee Cada2 / 2

Douglas County sheriff's deputies arrested Brandon Lee Cada, 23, of Alexandria Wednesday as a suspect in the motorcycle pursuit that took place on Tuesday, June 6.

The motorcycle was impounded as evidence and could be forfeited, according to the sheriff's office.

"The tips from the public were helpful during this investigation, which remains active and ongoing," said Sergeant Ron Boyden in a news release.

According to a media release, at 11:16 a.m. June 6, a deputy attempted to stop a westbound motorcyclist for speeding. The suspect was going 79 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. speed limit area on County Road 82, near County Road 17 in the Nelson area.

When the motorcyclist spotted the deputy, he accelerated and continued speeding westbound on County Road 82, passing other vehicles. The motorcyclist ignored the deputies lights and sirens and turned south onto County Road 81, then south onto Snowbird Lane. The suspect then turned north onto Pioneer Road from 50th Avenue, where he evaded two more Douglas County deputies with lights and sirens activated. He went northbound on Pioneer Road from 34th Avenue.

At that point, the pursuit was called off for safety reasons.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

(320) 763-1233