Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – As officers moved to arrest a Rochester man on Thursday, he jumped out of a third-floor apartment window.
The incident happened around noon at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Marion Rd.
Olmsted County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Schueller said multiple warrants have been issued for the arrest of 30-year-old Matthew Marquette in Olmsted, Goodhue and Winona counties.
Schueller says officers were allowed into the apartment by another man and when asked if Marquette was there, he pointed to a bedroom. Officers heard noises in the room and when they opened the door, they saw Marquette sitting on the windowsill.
An officer grabbed Marquette but lost his grip when he jumped. Marquette then fled but was caught nearby. He was taken to hospital for examination. After learning that he was not injured, the police took him to jail.
Schueller says past criminal activity includes burglaries, robberies and drugs.
He is now expected to face further charges.