Police searching for wanted man

(ABC 6 News) – The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in the apprehension of 40-year-old Jacob John Friedrichs.

Friedrichs has a controlled substance warrant in Blue Earth County, a theft warrant in Winnebago County, Iowa and is also a suspect in other crimes in and around Blue Earth County.

Investigators have received information that Friedrichs may be in possession of a firearm, and he has a history of fleeing in vehicles and on foot.

The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind the public that harboring or assisting someone to avoid arrest is a crime defined under MN statute 609.495.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Minnesota. There is a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Jacob Friedrich’s arrest.