Byron man wanted for probation violation, fleeing police

Michael Price Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Michael Price

Updated: October 21, 2019 09:31 AM
Created: October 21, 2019 09:28 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Authorities are looking for a Byron man who, they believe, stole a vehicle and fled from sheriff's deputies. 

On October 10, Michael Price's probation officer put out an apprehension order for Price's arrest. That apprehension order was for failing to maintain contact with the probation officer for several cases including two drug convictions, a fleeing conviction, and burglary charges. 


On October 15, Price's ex-girlfriend contacted the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office saying she was concerned for Price because he seemed to be suicidal. 

On October 19, the sheriff's office got a complaint call about a suspicious vehicle on the 3000 block of Ranch Ct. SE in Marion Township. That vehicle was abandoned on someone's property. According to Captain Scott Behrns, it was a pickup truck registered to Price's ex-girlfriend. 

That same day, about a block away from where the truck was found abandoned, Capt. Behrns said they got call about a motor vehicle theft. A 2008 Toyota Sienna with the keys in it was stolen from a driveway on the 4200 block of Maple Ct. SE. Capt. Behrns said deputies had reason to believe Price stole that vehicle. 

The next day, October 20 around 3:30 p.m., Capt. Behrns said a deputy saw Price driving a 2009 Chevy Malibu also registered to the ex-girlfriend near 7 St. NW and 2 Ave NW in Byron. When the deputy tried to pull the car over, Price allegedly took off speeding. He got away. 

Capt. Behrns said the ex-girlfriend is no longer being cooperative. Anyone with information on Price's whereabouts is asked to contact Crimestoppers

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