Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Yet another police chase involving an area man who has been on the run for months.

The latest chase involving 53-year-old Brian Rathbun began around 1:00 PM Tuesday in Fillmore County and ended in Rochester.

Brian Rathbun-photo from Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office

 

Rathbun led officers on a high-speed chase that started in Wykoff and continued to Olmsted County Road One south of Rochester. He drove over stop sticks at Highway 30 but continued driving even though two tires went flat. Officers broke off the chase near Gamehaven Park but continued following Rathbun as he made his way into Rochester. He ditched the pickup truck he was driving near Slatterly Park and a foot search turned up no sign of the fugitive.

Rathbun was involved in a chase in Rochester about a week ago and is wanted on warrants issued by both Olmsted and Winona county authorities.

Court records show Rathbun has been charged with fleeing police about a dozen times since 1990. He is now facing new charges in Rochester and Fillmore County. 

News Update: Rochester set a rainfall record Tuesday with nearly 1.5-inches (1.48) recorded at the city airport.