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Texas man in court on multiple charges

WORTHINGTON — A pre-trial date later this month has been set for a Roanoke, Texas, native who was pursued during a Nov. 30 police chase.

Thomas Warborg, 47, made an initial appearance in Nobles County District Court Tuesday. Warborg asked the court for an evidentiary hearing to be set to determine if there is sufficient evidence to move to a trial.

Warborg is facing five felony charges — fleeing a peace officer in a vehicle, use of deadly force against a peace officer, two counts first-degree damage to property and obstructing legal process.

He is also facing charges of refusing to submit to a chemical test, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, indecent exposure and fourth-degree damage to property.

After fleeing Worthington Police Department officers and Nobles County deputies, during the Nov. 30 chase, Warborg was finally caught when officers surrounded and pinned his vehicle on the passenger side. Police also had to use force to remove him from his vehicle.

Warborg has been released after the posting of a $10,000 bond. He is staying with relatives in Worthington.

He has been released on conditions that he stays in contact with an attorney, uses or possesses no drugs or alcohol or substance use and submits to random testing, He is not allowed to leave the state of Minnesota.

The evidentiary hearing will be later this month.

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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