Wanted Rochester, MN Man Accused of Leading Deputies on Chase Through River
Captain Tim Parkin said Tuesday morning that deputies were dispatched to Oronoco Self Storage in the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. South on the report of a subject with active arrest warrants being on the property. Deputies arrived shortly after 9 a.m. and saw an individual flee the property on foot.
Parkin said deputies identified the subject as 47-year-old Frankie Hanson. Hanson then fled into the Middle Fork on Zumbro River and attempted to follow the current downstream to Rochester, Parkin said.
Deputies stationed themselves on the banks of the river and ordered Hanson to surrender. Parkin said Hanson appeared to have heard the commands and at one point made an obscene gesture towards the deputies.
Parkin said deputies eventually removed Hanson from the river and brought him into custody. Olmsted County Adult Detention Center records indicate Hanson was booked into the jail shortly before noon on Friday on suspicion of felony threats, violation of a domestic abuse no contact order and fleeing on foot.
Parkin said the active arrest warrants were issued for two misdemeanor charges. Court records indicate Hanson has a criminal history in Olmsted County that dates back to 2001 and includes convictions of false imprisonment, felony criminal sexual conduct, aiding and abetting robbery and third-degree assault.