BEMIDJI -- A K9 team with the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office recently helped secure the arrest of a man suspected in a case involving shots fired.
According to a statement issued Friday, there was a report of gunshots on July 1 in the 800 block of Porcupine Road Southeast in Ten Lakes Township, roughly 15 miles east of Bemidji. The leech Lake Tribal Police Department stopped a suspected vehicle. A man then darted from the vehicle into the woods.
Deputy Kyle Nohre and his K9 partner Mac tracked the suspect for approximately 200 yards to the location where he was hiding. Nohre and Mac have been working together with the sheriff’s office for roughly three years.
The suspect was 31-year-old Flopyd Desjarlais of Cass Lake. He is booked in the Beltrami County Jail under charges of fleeing an officer, possession of ammunition or a firearm by an ineligible person, theft, and a Department of Corrections warrant.
Desjarlais was one of five people arrested in the case. There were numerous firearms inside the vehicle that was stopped, according to the release.
At the time of his arrest, Desjarlais had a felony warrant for domestic violence. He also allegedly had a history of assault and weapons possession, according to the statement.