Bagley man arrested after K9 deployment following high-speed pursuit

A Bagley man has been arrested after being tracked down by K9 Rip following a high-speed pursuit in Beltrami and Clearwater Counties.

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BELTRAMI COUNTY — A Bagley man has been arrested after being tracked down by K9 Rip following a high-speed pursuit in Beltrami and Clearwater Counties.

According to a release from Chief Deputy Jarrett Walton, at approximately 4:22 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, Beltrami County deputies observed a mid-2000s white GMC Yukon traveling west on Trengove Road Northwest at a high speed.

Deputy Anthony Hanson turned on his patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and siren in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to stop.

Deputies pursued the vehicle for about 22 miles through western Beltrami County and into southern Clearwater County at speeds averaging more than 100 miles per hour.

The vehicle lost control on a sharp curve along 243 Avenue — a gravel road in Clearwater County. The vehicle crashed into the woods and became hung up on a tree, the release said.


The driver was instructed to exit the vehicle multiple times, and the suspect fled on foot into a wooded swampy area. More deputies from Beltrami, Hubbard and Clearwater Counties arrived and established a perimeter.

Multiple warnings of K9 deployment were given, which were ignored by the suspect, the release said.

Beltrami County K9 Rip was deployed by deputy Hanson and tracked the suspect for 300 yards. K9 Rip located a man hiding under a small tree and apprehended him until deputies could take the suspect into custody.

Dustin Lewis Anderson, 33, of Bagley, was arrested and transported to the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center for treatment of injuries he sustained during the K9 apprehension, the release said.

Anderson was charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle, felony possession of a controlled substance and gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hubbard and Clearwater County Sheriff’s Offices.

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