Nicolas charged with possession and fleeing an officer

Samuel Cabildo Nicolas, 33, Little Falls, was charged June 14, with one felony count each of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and one gross misdemeanor count of driving after cancellation by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

On June 12, Little Falls officers responded to a report that Nicolas was driving around in a truck and his driving record showed his  privileges had been canceled as inimical to public safety.

An officer parked near Nicolas’ residence observed a white truck enter the roadway and travel south.

The officer activated his red lights when he had difficulty keeping up with the truck, but the driver would not stop. Allegedly, a lengthy pursuit ensued, the truck drove off the road and into a swamp then back onto the road.

Multiple officers pursued and one was able to identify Nicolas as the driver.

According to the criminal complaint, Nicolas then abandoned the truck and a foot pursuit took place.

Nicolas was located between Eleventh and Twelfth streets southwest, Little Falls, and a taser was deployed to ensure compliance. A baggie, which field-tested positive for methamphetamine, was allegedly found in his front pocket.

If convicted, Nicolas faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.