Officers search for couple after high-speed chase in northeast North Dakota
WALHALLA, N.D.—Two suspects in a Monday night high-speed chase throughout northeast North Dakota are at large after ditching a pickup near Walhalla.
Authorities are looking for Ryan John Schaf, 25, of Grafton, and Kayla Lynn Ramsrud, 29, of Park River, who allegedly stole a pickup in Nash, according to the Walsh County Sheriff's Department. The pickup was reported stolen Monday morning, and deputies in Pembina County spotted the vehicle about 4 p.m. near Cavalier, Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens said Tuesday.
The couple evaded law enforcement before ditching the pickup south of Walhalla, Jurgens said. They fled on foot into the woods and have been missing since Monday evening, Jurgens said.
Law enforcement do not believe the two are dangerous, but agencies in Pembina, Walsh and Cavalier counties are asking for the public's help in the search, Jurgens said.
Schaf and Ramsrud could face charges of unlawful entry into vehicle, theft of property and fleeing officers.
Ramsrud has a criminal history in North Dakota that includes drug-related charges, simple assault and preventing arrest. Schaf has faced multiple criminal cases in the past in North Dakota, including ones accusing him of theft, aggravated assault, terrorizing and drug-related charges.