Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Olmsted County authorities continue searching for a Stewartville man who has been on the run since last September.

That’s when 31-year-old Jasment Taylor led a law officer on a chase that began near Stewartville and ended in a crash in Rochester.

The incident began when an Olmsted County deputy made a traffic stop on Highway 63 near the Rochester airport around 11:30 p.m. Sept. 29th.The deputy discovered the driver was wanted on a parole violation warrant stemming from an armed robbery conviction in Wisconsin.

The deputy tried to take Taylor into custody but he drove off at a high rate of speed, headed to Rochester. The chase hit speeds of 80-100 mph and the deputy broke off the pursuit when they neared downtown Rochester.

A short while later, the pursued vehicle was found abandoned at the intersection of Civic Center Dr and 6th Ave NW. The driver fled after crashing the vehicle.

Another warrant has now been issued for Taylor’s arrest.

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