Fleeing Police Trial Underway 29 Jun 12

The trial of a Mankato man who led authorities from 3 counties on a high-speed car chase in March got underway this week in Sibley County Court. 47-year-old James Allen Eiring was being sought on charges related to a domestic abuse incident in Carver County when he was spotted by a McLeod County deputy. When the deputy attempted to stop Eiring’s vehicle a pursuit began. Renville County deputies were called in for assistance, and the chase ended in Sibley County when Eiring allegedly exited the vehicle with a large knife in hand. He reportedly disobeyed officers’ commands, and beanbag rounds failed to stop him, so he was tazed and then taken into custody. Police officers from Brownton, Buffalo Lake and Hector assisted McLeod, Renville and Sibley County deputies. The jury selection for Eiring’s trial began Tuesday in Sibley County. He faces multiple charges, including assault and fleeing police in a motor vehicle.