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Public advised to look out for man on the run from criminal trial

Police are attempting to locate him on a warrant.

Timothy Stanley
Stanley

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Police Department and the Nobles County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a man who reportedly left the Law Enforcement Center in the middle of his jury trial and has not yet been located.

Timothy Stanley, 36, of Worthington, was arrested in October 2020 on a warrant. According to the criminal complaint, he fled from police on foot and dropped a pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine in the process.

He was charged with felony fifth-degree drug possession, as well as misdemeanors of fleeing a peace officer and obstructing the legal process. A jury trial in this case was set for Thursday and Friday.

According to a press release from Nobles County Attorney Joseph Sanow, Stanley left the Prairie Justice Center Thursday during an afternoon break, before the court proceedings were recessed for the day. When he did not return, Fifth Judicial District Judge Terry Vajgrt issued a warrant for Stanley's arrest.

Closing arguments took place Friday. After about 55 minutes of deliberation, the jury found Stanley guilty of all three counts.

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Stanley's whereabouts are currently unknown. The public is advised to not approach him, but to call the Nobles County Law Enforcement Center at 507-295-5378 with any information.

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