Two men charged in high speed chase

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Oct 10, 2012 at 6:23 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Two men arrested after a high speed chase last weekend have been charged in Stearns County District Court.

Twenty year-old Jacob Whalen of Long Prairie and 20 year-old Keith Kern of Swanville were arrested after the Stearns County Sheriff's Office received a call from someone who said the occupants of a brown suburban were firing gunshots from the vehicle. It happened just south of Holdingford.

Whalen and Kern were arrested following a chase through a corn field and on dirt roads that reached speeds of up to 100 miles an hour.

The gunshots came following a fight at a party late Friday night.

Kern is accused of waving a shotgun-style sawed-off BB gun and firing it at another vehicle, and Whalen is alleged to have been the driver who led deputies on the chase.

Kern is charged with second-degree assault. Whalen is accused of fleeing in a motor vehicle and illegally possessing a firearm.

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