Man with warrants in 4 states arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota

George Marten Williamson had three outstanding warrants when officials pursued him Friday.
Author:
Publish date:

A man with multiple warrants was arrested in Nicollet County Friday after a high-speed chase ended with a crash.

A plain clothes Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office investigator spotted the vehicle of George Marten Williamson, 31, on Friday near Family Fresh in St. Peter.

Williamson had three outstanding warrants: one felony in Illinois that listed him as armed and dangerous, a warrant for narcotics in Texas and a warrant for parole violation in Iowa and Nebraska.

The investigator followed Williamson, who eventually saw a marked squad car and began to flee.

Williamson traveled through downtown St. Peter and into several residential neighborhoods, according to the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office. He then traveled southbound on Highway 169, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph while being pursued by a St. Peter police officer.

Officers terminated the pursuit when Williamson crossed over the median and began traveling south in the northbound lane of Highway 169. Williamson collided with another vehicle before continuing to flee on foot.

He was quickly apprehended by officials from the Nicollet and Le Sueur County sheriff’s departments, along with an investigator from the St. Peter Police Department.

Both Williamson and the driver of the other vehicle were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System with non-critical injuries. 

After being released from medical care, Williamson was booked at the Nicollet County Jail on charges of fleeing a peace officer, possession of narcotics and other charges. 

Next Up

sunfish 1

Gallery: Aspen-inspired estate on private lake is yours for $4.95M

Each bedroom has its own bathroom. And there are four laundry rooms.

Flickr - Halloween costumes masks shops - Chuck Falzone

Struggling for staff, Mankato Halloween business will put out-of-town workers up in hotels

The business is trying to attract workers from as far away as Iowa and Wisconsin.

Flickr - Mall of America 2018 - Ken Lund

Family of child thrown from balcony in 2019 files lawsuit against Mall of America

The boy suffered serious injuries that have required ongoing care.

vaccine

Here are the vaccination rates of MN counties considered COVID hotspots

These 14 counties have what the CDC considers "substantial" or "high" COVID transmission.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, July 28

The newest data from the Minnesota Department of Health.

classroom mask

Rochester schools will require face masks for young learners

Students older than 12 are encouraged but not required to wear masks.

Trey Lance

NDSU to feature in FCS heavyweight matchup at US Bank Stadium

The last time the Bison came to Minneapolis they brought 35,000 fans.

Jack Eichel

Report: Wild 'backing out' of Jack Eichel trade talks

The Wild are concerned of the price and cost of a potential deal.

Jose Berrios

Latest Twins rumors: Berríos, Buxton, Maeda all landing in trade talks

The Twins are reportedly "extremely active as sellers" ahead of Friday's deadline.

oscar ortiz = moorhead manhunt

Suspect wanted in ND killing found under stairwell in Moorhead

He's awaiting extradition back to North Dakota.

hospital, emergency room

Separate crashes in western Minnesota leave 2 motorists dead

There have been at least 246 deaths on Minnesota roads this year.

Related

george williamson

Charges: High-speed chase for wanted man ends with wrong-way crash

The man had several felony warrants out for his arrest.

police lights

Driver of stolen vehicle flees police, ejected in rollover crash

The pursuit happened Sunday around noon near the City of Virginia.

police lights

Charges: Deputy was on drugs during high-speed chase that turned deadly

Kelly Backman had fentanyl in his system at the time of the chase, which ended when the suspect crashed into another vehicle, killing a married couple, charges state.

Screen Shot 2020-12-30 at 8.05.06 AM

Suspect in 16-year-old's killing on the run with his mother

An arrest warrant for second-degree manslaughter charges has been issued for Joseph James Fohrenkam.

2 fatal crashes 2 hours apart in south-central MN county

A teenager and a 45-year-old woman were killed in the crashes.

duluth police department

Lengthy standoff in Duluth ends with Thursday night arrest

The suspect had barricaded himself in his home more more than seven hours.

ambulance

Driver dies after crashing into turning semi truck's trailer

It happened early Thursday in southern Minnesota,