Aaron George Jendro, 35, Little Falls, was convicted of a felony charge in Morrison County District Court for fleeing police in a motor vehicle.
The charge stems from an Oct. 18, 2018 incident, when a deputy with the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office saw a vehicle traveling toward him at a high rate of speed on a dirt bike on Third Street Northeast in Little Falls.
The driver looked at the deputy and accelerated away.
The officer recognized the driver as Jendro.
He failed to stop when the officer activated his lights and sirens, and also drove through multiple stop signs.
The officer lost sight of the bike when Jendro drove onto train tracks and crossed the bridge over the Mississippi River.
Other officers were unable to locate Jendro when searching the area.
On Oct. 26, 2018, while on routine patrol in Little Falls, the deputy saw Jendro exiting a bar.
Jendro shouted over to the deputy to get his attention and said he was sorry for fleeing from him the previous week.
Jendro said he had just received the bike from a friend and wasn’t sure if it was stolen or not because he didn’t have any paperwork, which was why he fled from the deputy.
Jendro was sentenced to 30 days in jail and was given credit for one day served. If approved by the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, he can serve in the sentence to serve program and/or work release.
Jendro was also sentenced to three years of supervised probation and was fined $135.