Man arrested after pursuit and search in Brookings County

A Sioux Falls man is arrested on several charges after a Saturday evening pursuit and search in Brookings county.

It started at about 6:00 p.m. with the Sheriff’s office responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a cell phone tower on the 400 block of 54th Street.

Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says, as the deputy arrived, the vehicle drove away at a high rate of speed. It turned into a gravel pit near 473nd Avenue and Highway 30, where the vehicle stopped and the driver fled on foot.

The vehicle’s owner was identified as Jeremy Swenson. He was listed as a parole absconder.

The Sheriff’s Department, Brookings police, Highway Patrol and SDSU police conducted a search and Swenson was found over one-mile south of the gravel pit in a snow-covered field. He was taken to Brookings hospital for medical clearance beacause of the below zero temperatures. He was checked out, released, and arrested.

Swenson is charged with on the parole absconder warrant and charged with driving with a revoked license, failing to maintain financial responsibility and careless driving.

He’s currently being held at the Brookings County Detention Center.