The Free Press, Mankato, MN

July 30, 2013

Pursuit ends quickly after assault report

The Mankato Free Press

---- — MANKATO — Law enforcement officers responding to a report of a man choking a woman in a restaurant parking lot were involved in a short vehicle chase before a suspect was arrested Monday.

Preston Michael Overton, 33, of Mankato was arrested at about 6:20 p.m. after a short vehicle chase from the Burger King parking lot on Riverfront Drive to Owatonna Street a couple of blocks away, according to reports from the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Department and Mankato Department of Public Safety.

Overton was allegedly involved in an altercation with a female in the parking lot and left as police were responding. Children were with Overton and the woman, who had minor injuries, the reports said.

Felony charges of fleeing police in a motor vehicle and domestic assault by strangulation have been requested.