Carver County Sheriff

A man was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 10, after the suspect previously fled from Carver County deputies. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was identified as Taylor Patrick Sells, 32, of Bemidji. 

The sheriff’s office stated that deputies were first called on Sept. 5 about a threat complaint in the 10500 block of Co. Rd. 35 in Cologne. The suspect fled on a motorcycle prior to their arrival.

The next day, on Sept. 6, deputies received a call from the same home about a fugitive hiding at the residence. The caller reported that the suspect was in possession of a stolen motorcycle and handgun. 

The Carver County Sherriff’s Office was aided by the McCleod County Sherriff’s Office, the Minnesota State Patrol, the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources Conservation Officers, and the Mdewakanton Public Safety Dept. The suspect fled on foot and was not located at that time.

Deputies learned that Sells had active warrants from multiple locations, including Hubbard County, for felony escape from custody, domestic assault, possession of a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm; McLeod County, as a felon in possession of a firearm and 5th degree assault; and Carver County for domestic assault. 

On Sept. 10, Carver County Sherriff’s Deputies arrived at the Cologne residence just after 10 a.m. to serve arrest warrants. After a thorough search of the residence and accompanying buildings was conducted, Sells was found in a wooded area and in possession of a loaded firearm. He was arrested for the aforementioned warrants and was also charged with receiving stolen property. 

In addition to Sells, Kyra Elizabeth Storberg, 29, of Cologne was arrested and charged with obstruction of the legal process and aiding an offender. Both Sells and Storberg were booked in Carver County Jail. 

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