LAKE LILLIAN — Two people from Willmar were arrested and a stolen car recovered Thursday evening in a traffic stop in Lake Elizabeth Township north of Lake Lillian.

A Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy on routine patrol identified the vehicle as one that had been reported stolen Wednesday in Minneapolis, according to a news release from Sgt. Robbie Braness of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

The driver pulled into a residence to try to avoid the deputy. The driver, a 29-year-old man from Willmar, got out of the vehicle, confronted the deputy and refused to listen to commands. A second deputy arrived, and the man was taken into custody. A female passenger, a 30-year-old woman from Willmar, was also arrested.

According to the news release, the two are in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting formal charges.

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