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Former Windom man faces multiple charges

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JACKSON — A former Windom man is facing multiple charges following a traffic stop Saturday afternoon in Okabana.

Jamie Harvey, 35, now of Coon Rapids, faces seven charges and remained in custody without bail Tuesday in Jackson County Jail.

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At about 1:49 p.m. Saturday, a deputy from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop after it was suspected the driver was speeding and crossing the center line, according to a JCSO press release. The driver of the vehicle — eventually identified as Harvey — provided the deputy with a false name and date of birth.

Harvey allegedly exited the vehicle he was driving with a container in his hand. When asked about the container, he allegedly admitted it contained methamphetamine. The deputy then seized the container, and Harvey began to run.

The deputy proceeded to pursue Harvey in a squad car and then on foot. Harvey was then apprehended and placed into custody. The container contained more than 9 grams of methamphetamine, and Harvey was also in possession of Hyrdocodone pills.

Harvey faces charges of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree driving while intoxicated, obstruction of legal process, providing a peace officer with a false name and date of birth, fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, fleeing a peace officer on foot and driving after cancellation of driver’s license — inimical to public safety.

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