On November 8th at 2:02 pm deputies responded to a residence near the intersection of Highway 14 and 626th Avenue for a suspicious vehicle complaint. The resident reported seeing a white Chevrolet Tahoe pull into his property and drive behind a shed.
A deputy arrived, and the Tahoe fled the scene driving through picked corn fields. The deputy was able to read the license plate and learned that the Tahoe was reported as stolen from Jordan, MN. The pursuit went east on Highway 14, exited near Janesville and then went north on Waseca County Road 18/West Elysian Lake Road.
The pursuit ended when the Tahoe became stuck in a slough after driving through fields again in the area of West Elysian Lake Road and 425th Avenue in Waseca County. The driver and only occupant was taken into custody at the scene. The Tahoe started on fire after the driver was arrested and the fire then spread to the slough.
Multiple law enforcement agencies from the area assisted and several fire departments worked together in an effort to stop the spread of the fire. No one was injured during the incident. Speeds during the pursuit reached approximately 100 mph with minimal traffic in the area at the time.
The driver was identified as 24-year-old Donovan Tomas Egilsson of Rochester. Egilsson remains in custody on charges related to the incident including fleeing police in a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property.