Justin Ole Doust, 39, Little Falls, was charged Aug. 13 with one felony count each of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. He was also charged with obstructing legal process with force, a gross misdemeanor.
On Aug. 11, a Morrison County deputy recognized the driver of a vehicle as Doust, a person who he knew had active felony warrants for his arrest.
The deputy followed Doust and activated his lights. Doust allegedly accelerated and drove to Highway 27. The patrol car’s siren was activated, but Doust did not stop, continuing to drive east on Highway 27 through Little Falls. He allegedly ran several traffic lights.
From Highway 27, Doust turned south on 160th Avenue and then passed two vehicles, continuing to speed.
According to the criminal complaint, Doust then drove back into the city of Little Falls.
A Little Falls officer joined the chase and attempted a pit maneuver to stop Doust. At that time, Doust allegedly slowed down and drove his vehicle into the side of the officer’s squad car. The collision ended the chase.
The two officers attempted to arrest Doust who allegedly fought with them. He was eventually placed in handcuffs.
Doust was searched and a baggie was allegedly found containing what appeared to be psilocybin mushrooms.
If convicted, Doust faces a maximum penalty seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine.