Byron man who twice escaped arrest now pleads guilty

James Minter James Minter

Takes deal on four felonies.

Posted: May. 17, 2018 4:19 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A former fugitive has reached a plea deal with authorities.

James Donald Minter, 35 of Byron, was arrested on January 28 after twice before eluding capture. In both escapes, law enforcement called off car chases due to safety concerns.

On Thursday, Minter entered guilty pleas to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, 1st degree burglary, and possession of a firearm or ammunition after being convicted of a crime of violence.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 2. For previous coverage of this case, click here or here or here.

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