The Nicollet County Sheriff‘s Office conducted a traffic stop at 4 x 4 truck & Auto Parts located in Winnebago.
The vehicle was a 2003 blue Jeep liberty sport–utility vehicle registered to a party out of Grenada, Minnesota. The Jeep was pulling a second vehicle, a Dodge pickup truck with a rig hitch and without any lights. The Jeep pulled into 4 x 4 truck & Auto Parts and the passenger bailed out of the vehicle and ran. The Sheriff’s Office recognized the individual who fled to be Jacob John Friedrichs, who was wanted on a felony warrant out of Nicollet County.
The driver remained in the vehicle and was identified as Michael Paul Schugel from Mankato, Minnesota.
Jacob Friedrichs was arrested after a search which took over an hour. A canine and two local drones were also used in locating Friedrichs. The search took some time due to the wooded area and hundreds of vehicles at the salvage yard where Friedrichs fled. He was taken into custody without incident after being located hiding in an old camper.
Agencies involved in this incident included the Nicollet County Sheriff‘s Department, Faribault County Sheriff‘s Department, Blue Earth County Sheriff‘s Department, Amboy Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.