Formal charges are pending against two men taken into custody after a high-speed chase Thursday, Sept. 17, through parts of southwestern Barron and southeastern Polk counties, according to Barron County dispatch logs.

County jail records indicate a 36-year-old man was booked after the chase on tentative charges of knowingly fleeing and eluding an officer, while a second suspect, a 40-year-old man, was booked on a felony charge of methamphetamine possession.

The chase began in Polk County just after 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 17, and entered Barron County near the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Hwy. 63, south of Turtle Lake, at about 12:30 p.m.

The fleeing vehicle appeared to have eluded "stop sticks" laid on the pavement by Barron County Sheriff's deputies, but the vehicle was later discovered to be going north on County Hwy. K with two flat tires.

Deputies closed in and stopped the suspect near CTH K and 11–1/2 Avenue, about a mile away from the Turtle Lake village limits.

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