FARGO — A pursuit started in Mapleton, N.D., at about 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, that ultimately spanned to Norman County, Minn., where 31-year-old Tavis Ranisate, of Casselton, N.D., was taken into custody.

Tavis J. Ranistae
Tavis J. Ranistae

According to authorities, Cass County deputies noticed a vehicle lingering around the Mapleton storage units, hauling a trailer with no taillights. Ranisate fled Cass County deputies after initial contact was made.

The West Fargo Police Department was successful in deploying spike strips, or tire-deflating devices, when Ranisate entered West Fargo.

A female passenger was released from the scene.

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Ranisate was charged with reckless endangerment, fleeing or attempting to allude a police officer, reckless driving and driving under suspension.