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Traffic stop leads to warrant arrest in Rochester

Police arrested Brian Stankey and booked him for three Olmsted County warrants, possession of a pistol with a previous felony conviction, and fleeing an officer on foot.

Posted: Oct 13, 2019 3:04 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A traffic stop leads to a warrant arrest overnight.

Shortly after midnight near 11th Avenue and 4th Street SE, an officer stopped a vehicle after seeing warrant suspect Brian Stankey, 32, as a passenger in the car.

After the vehicle was stopped, police say Stankey took off running before complying with commands to stop. Officers found a flare gun with flare rounds with him.

Police arrested Stankey and booked him for three Olmsted County warrants, possession of a pistol with a previous felony conviction, and fleeing an officer on foot.

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