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Pursuit starts in Walworth County

A high-speed pursuit that started in Walworth County, west of Bowdle on Saturday, Dec. 19 ended with an arrest of a Florida man on multiple charges.
According to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office press release, Deputy Travis Benz attempted to stop an eastbound vehicle at 12:23 a.m., for exceeding the speed limit.
The driver of a 2001 black Nissan Quest Mini Van failed to comply with Bentz and continued east, picking up speed on Highway 12. Speeds exceeded 80 miles per hour during the pursuit.
Bentz said the South Dakota Highway Patrol and officers from Edmunds County joined the pursuit. Tire spikes were deployed just east of Roscoe, and again further east. Bentz said when the vehicle finally stopped, a few miles west of Ipswich at 12:53 a.m., there was only one working tire on the vehicle.
The vehicle, driven by Mitchell Paul Tranmer, 32, of Pensacola, Florida, was reported to have hit a Highway Patrol vehicle near Roscoe.
Both deputies Bentz and Justin Jungwirth were involved in the pursuit, as well as officers with the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Edmunds County Sheriff’s Office.
Tanmer was taken into custody and transported to the Edmunds County Jail.
He is facing multiple charges in both Walworth and Edmunds counties.
Bentz said the charges from Walworth included alluding, reckless driving, speeding and other charges.
The Edmunds County charges include aggravated alluding because the vehicle struck the Highway Patrol vehicle.

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