Man in chase/crash found not competent to stand trial

Scott Skjeveland

Two people hurt after August collision.

Posted: Nov 27, 2017 5:56 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The man accused of a high-speed chase in August that injured two people has been found incompetent to stand trial.

48-year-old Scott Michael Skjeveland of Rochester was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, two counts of domestic assault, and 4th degree property damage after an incident on August 14. Rochester police say they were called to a group home on Highway 63 where Skjeveland stole a vehicle and started a chase that ended when he crashed into another vehicle on Highway 56 south of Dodge Center.

Police say the crash injured Larry and Linda Knutson of Blooming Prairie.

Sjkeveland was ruled incompetent Monday after a state-ordered mental evaluation.

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