March 5 Update:
Police have released the names of the three suspects arrested Thursday after a car owner reported his vehicle had been stolen and a gun pointed at him.
Police say Devin Dion Tillman, 19, Pilee Kong Gatwach, 22, and Walter DeAngelo Thomas Green, 21, all from Mankato, were arrested.
Green was cited and released, Tillman and Gatwach are in custody at the Blue Earth County Jail.
The suspects are expected to be charged Friday.
Here’s the original story:
A police pursuit ended in a Janesville neighborhood Thursday; the three men arrested were accused of also stealing a vehicle on the Minnesota State University campus and pointing a gun at the owner.
Mankato Public Safety responded just after 1 p.m. to a report of a motor vehicle theft and assault. The car’s owner went into a business at 340 Stadium Rd and noticed his vehicle driving away while he was inside.
A news release from public safety says the owner chased his car, which stopped briefly to pick up a second man. That’s when the owner was close enough to approach the vehicle, says the release, but one of the suspects pointed a weapon at the owner, who stopped for his safety.
The car drove away from the scene and was spotted a short time later, heading onto Highway 14 off northbound Highway 22.
The chase ended in a residential area in Janesville, where the suspects fled on foot. All three men were taken into custody without incident after a short pursuit on foot.
The investigation is ongoing.