St. Cloud man charged with fleeing police

Joseph Jeffrey Griemann, 25, St. Cloud, has been charged with a felony for allegedly fleeing police in a motor vehicle, as well as misdemeanor charges for driving after his driving privileges were revoked and giving a false name to law enforcement.

The charges stem from an April 8 incident, when a Morrison County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull Griemann over in Buh Township for allegedly illegally passing a vehicle on the right.

When the deputy began to follow the vehicle, it allegedly accelerated at a high rate of speed.

According to the criminal complaint, Griemann pulled into a private residence, before getting out of the car and fleeing on foot into the woods.

The deputy later caught Griemann, who allegedly gave a false name to the officer. The alleged fake name came back as being on probation, and that his license was revoked. The deputy then arrested Griemann and took him to the Morrison County Jail.

According to the criminal complaint, on April 9, the deputy was informed by the jail that the arrested suspect was Griemann.

According to the criminal complaint, Griemann has warrants for his arrest in Stearns County for an alleged felony second degree controlled substance crime, and from North Dakota for allegedly failing to report a death and willfully disturbing a body, a felony.

Griemann allegedly told deputies his real name and that he gave a false one to avoid the charge in North Dakota.

Griemann’s driving privileges are currently revoked.

If convicted of the felony fleeing charge, Griemann faces up to three years and one day in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.