Drone used to arrest Williston man after chase in West Fargo, Cass County

Photo by: Cass County Jail
Photo by: Cass County Jail

(West Fargo, ND) -- A Williston man is in custody after leading West Fargo and Cass County authorities on a chase Tuesday evening.

The West Fargo Police Department tells WDAY Radio that at approximately 11:25 p.m, officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near the 800 block of 40th Avenue East. They identified the driver of the car as 48-year-old Shawn Galusha.

Officers initially attempted to stop the vehicle as it fled westbound into Cass County. As a result, The Cass County Sheriff’s Office also responded, deploying vehicle spikes that brought the vehicle to a stop on a dead-end gravel road. Galusha then fled from the suspect vehicle on foot and hid in a nearby field.

The West Fargo Police Department deployed a drone to locate Galusha in the field. The drone team was able to locate Galusha in the unharvested field using thermal imaging technology. He was then arrested and is being held in the Cass County Jail.

Galusha is facing several charges including felony fleeing, misdemeanor driving under suspension, and an arrest warrant for a parole violation. Additional charges are possible.