Charges filed in high-speed chase through New Town

NEW TOWN, N.D. - A Minot man faces a series of charges after investigators say he led police on chase through New Town that at times topped 100 miles per hour.

According to records, 36-year-old Antwan Baker is in custody in Mountrail County.

According to the criminal affidavit, officers pulled over an SUV driven by Baker around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of 3rd Street N.

One officer said he may have seen a hand-to-hand transaction between someone in the car and another person who walked up to it.

Police say that Baker seemed agitated when they spoke with him, and eventually started the car and fled. They say Baker passed other vehicles in the center lane, and reached roughly 110 miles per hour while traveling on Highway 23B.

Police were able to take Baker into custody with the help of state troopers after he came to a stop at 83rd Avenue NW and Highway 23.

A man told police they witnessed the chase and saw a man in the SUV toss a handgun out of the car.

Baker faces charges of fleeing a peace officer, unlawful possession of a firearm, and reckless endangerment. He made his initial appearance Thursday and will be back in court for his preliminary hearing and arraignment June 11.

In October of 2016 Baker struck a plea deal after pleading guilty to terrorizing a group of people at a Minot trailer court that March.