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Police: St. Paul man arrested after fleeing officer, breaking into home

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COTTAGE GROVE — A St. Paul man wanted on felony warrants was arrested Thursday in Cottage Grove after eluding police by breaking into a home, authorities said.

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Police arrested Jeramy Corwin, 28, after a foot pursuit, and he was booked into the Washington County Jail. Police said he could face charges of burglary, fleeing police and possessing marijuana, in addition to charges in connection with three outstanding warrants.

The incident started when a caller told emergency dispatch Thursday that Corwin was leaving a home along the Cottage Grove-Woodbury border. Cottage Grove police Officer Dan Schoen said he spotted Corwin riding in a vehicle, which turned into a driveway.

Corwin had outstanding warrants for firearms possession, receiving stolen property and theft. He resisted arrest as Schoen tried to handcuff him, police said. Corwin broke free and ran, Schoen said in an interview.

Corwin allegedly entered a townhome through a patio door, startling the elderly woman who lives there. The woman screamed at Corwin, he ran from the house and she called 911. He tried to hide near the semi-enclosed entrance to another home. Several officers approached Corwin and had to use a Taser to get control of him, police said.

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