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Zumbrota man at large after chase, crash: report

A short chase Sunday, June 25, in Red Wing left one bystander injured and the driver at large after escaping custody on the way to the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center, according to authorities.

Taner J. Sward, 25, of Zumbrota, was taken into custody after allegedly fleeing law enforcement for driving with a revoked license and crashing into a parked truck, injuring the driver.

The chase occurred around 1 p.m. Sunday. After the crash, authorities said Sward fled the vehicle on foot and was tracked down by a sheriff’s deputy. He was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing to be evaluated after he complained of injuries.

At 6:43 p.m., Sward was being transferred from the hospital to the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center when he allegedly managed to break free from a deputy and ran through the parking lot into a heavily wooded area north of the hospital.

The area was searched by the Goodhue County sheriff’s office, Red Wing Police Department and Minnesota State Patrol.

Sward was not located and remained at large as of Monday morning, June 26.

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