HURON – Police arrested a 22-year-old man on multiple charges Wednesday after a short high-speed chase that started after an officer attempted a traffic stop because of no license plates.
Michael Noland was arrested in southwest Huron after crashing the car and taking off on foot. An observant juvenile male in the neighborhood pointed out to police where the driver was hiding about a block away from the crash, Chief Kevin Van Diepen said.
Police later learned the car had been stolen in Hartford.
Noland was on parole after being sentenced on a robbery charge out of Brookings. A warrant was issued for his arrest for violating parole after he couldn’t be found, Van Diepen said.
The suspect drove for several minutes at a high rate of speed through the area, but officers did not pursue him at those same speeds.
Instead, a number of officers paralleled the vehicle and kept in contact with each other by using the radio, giving directions so they were always one step ahead and not putting the public in danger, Van Diepen said.
Noland faces charges of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, aggravated eluding, reckless driving, ingesting or inhaling a substance to become intoxicated, intentional damage to property and numerous traffic violations.
No one was hurt in the incident.