Remer woman sentenced for recent pursuit

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

WALKER– A Remer woman pleaded guilty to felony fleeing a police officer and possession of a controlled substance.

According to a release from the Cass County Attorney’s Office, Julia Marie Mitchell-Jenkins entered the plea last week.

The plea agreement called for an executed prison sentence on the fleeing charge, sentencing her to over a year in prison, and one year concurrent for the possession charge.

On April 25, a Leech Lake Tribal Officer stopped a vehicle for an expired license in Cass Lake. While the officer was speaking with the driver, Mitchell-Jenkins slid over to the driver’s seat and took off in the car, leading officers on a chase exceeding speeds of 90 miles per hour and lasting roughly 40 miles.

Julia Mitchell-Jenkins. Photo courtesy of the Cass County Jail.

Mitchell-Jenkins, when the vehicle was finally stopped, refused to exit the vehicle, and when officers broke the driver’s side window they found she had put a loaded hypodermic needle in her mouth, later testing positive for methamphetamine.

Mitchell-Jenkins had a felony warrant for her arrest at the time of the pursuit. 

© 2020 HBI Radio Bemidji, LLC d/b/a Paul Bunyan Broadcasting 502 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area