Man wanted on felony warrant arrested

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Faribault County and Winnebago law officers took part in a manhunt near a salvage yard located on 240th Street Tuesday afternoon.

Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop at 4 x4 Truck and Auto Parts, four miles north of Winnebago.

“They got a tip that someone who was wanted on a warrant was in the area,” says Chief Deputy Scott Adams.

The vehicle that was stopped was a 2003 blue Jeep Liberty sport-utility registered to a party who lived in Granada.

According to authorities, the Jeep driven by Michael Paul Schugel of Mankato was pulling a Dodge pickup truck with a rigid hitch and without any lights.

The Jeep reportedly pulled into the salvage yard and 39-year-old Jacob John Friedrichs bailed out of the vehicle and ran.

Friedrichs, who was wanted on a felony warrant in Nicollet County, was arrested after a search that took more than one hour due to the wooded area and hundreds of vehicles in the salvage yard.

Adams says his department’s K-9 officer Zeus and Winnebago’s K-9 officer Jack took part in the search. Two local drones also were used in locating Friedrichs.

He was found hiding in an old camper and arrested without incident, according to authorities.

Other law enforcement agencies at the scene included the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota State Patrol and Amboy Police Department.

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