Minot man arrested on several charges
Matthew Mize, 36, Minot, was arrested by Minot police on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, Class A felony; fleeing/eluding an officer in a motor vehicle, Class C felony; driving under suspension, Class A misdemeanor; possession of stolen motor vehicle, Class C felony; felon in possession of weapon, Class C felony; and leaving the scene of an accident, Class B misdemeanor.
On Sunday at about 6:41 p.m., officers responded to the 2800 block of East Burdick for the report of a robbery in progress, according to a news release. As officers were arriving at the scene, a male on a motorcycle fled, striking one of the patrol vehicles causing minor damage. Officers pursued and the suspect, later identified as Matthew Mize, crashed into another vehicle at Eighth Street and West University Avenue. Mize fled on foot but was apprehended a short distance away. At that point it was discovered Mize was carrying a handgun and a backpack containing methamphetamine.
Further investigation also revealed the motorcycle Mize was riding was stolen. Mize suffered injuries during the incident and required admission to Trinity Hospital.
The Ward County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol investigated the two accidents Mize was involved in while he was fleeing officers.
No additional people were hurt during the course of the robbery or accidents. Investigation into the matter is ongoing with potential additional charges pending, according to the news release.