Eagle Lake Man Allegedly Leads Police on High Speed Chase After Cocaine Sale

(Eagle Lake, MN) – A 31-year-old man from Eagle Lake is jailed pending formal charges after allegedly fleeing police following a cocaine sale.

The Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force says its agents conducted a controlled purchase of cocaine from Soloman Devron Grady on Sunday. After the purchase, Mankato police tried to conduct a traffic stop, but Grady fled in his vehicle.

Authorities say officers pursued Grady south on Riverfront Drive and then north on Highway 169 reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour. The pursuit was terminated because of the amount of traffic in the area, but shortly after Grady lost control of his vehicle near the interchange of Highways 169 and 14.  Grady then fled on foot and was apprehended a short distance away.

Task Force Agents executed a search warrant at Grady’s residence in Eagle Lake later that evening and located about 26 grams of suspected cocaine and evidence of drug sales.

Soloman Grady is currently in the Blue Earth County Jail with expected charges to include First Degree Controlled Substance Sales, Second Degree Controlled Substance Possession and Fleeing Police in a Motor Vehicle.


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