Charges: Man led police on chase with kid in car
A Zumbrota man is accused of driving intoxicated with his young child in the car and almost crashing head-on into a police officer.
Shannan Talbott, 37, faces a slew of criminal charges - including child endangerment - in connection with the Jan. 8 incident that began at a rural Zumbrota residence, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in Goodhue County District Court.
The incident apparently began when Talbott allegedly physically assaulted several people at the County Road 10 residence after showing up to pick up his 3-year-old daughter, the complaint states.
One of the victims called authorities, who were arriving at the home as Talbott allegedly barreled down the driveway in a van.
Talbott almost crashed head-on into a Zumbrota police officer, according to the complaint. The officer chased Talbott - who refused to pull over - until he sped through a rural intersection and crashed into the ditch.
Talbott exited the vehicle, allegedly ignoring the officer's requests he put his hands in the air, according to the complaint.
The officer unholstered his firearm but put it away and grabbed his Taser when Talbott took his daughter out of the van and allegedly began walking toward the officer, the complaint states.
Talbott and the officer allegedly argued until another officer arrived on the scene and was able to secure the child, according to the complaint.
A Goodhue County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said the child was turned over to family members. No one required medical attention at the scene, she said.
Talbott was charged with fleeing a police officer, terroristic threats, second-degree DWI, second-degree test refusal, child endangerment, three counts of fifth-degree assault and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle.
He is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Friday for an omnibus hearing.
If convicted on all charges, Talbott faces a maximum of more than 11 years in prison and a $28,000 fine.