- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

WASHBURN, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo man accused of leading law officers on a chase in McLean County and then hiding in a cornfield for eight hours has been charged with four felonies.

Thirty-five-year-old William Rawson could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of fleeing, possessing stolen property, possessing methamphetamine and reckless endangerment.

Court documents do not list an attorney for him, and a home telephone listing couldn’t be found.

Authorities say Rawson fled from a Highway Patrol trooper trying to make a traffic stop for reckless driving on U.S. Highway 83 shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rawson allegedly stopped and ran into a cornfield northwest of Wilton, and rural residents were advised to lock their homes, vehicles and outdoor buildings until he was apprehended about 10 p.m. without incident.


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