After fleeing law enforcement in Little Canada on Saturday morning, a 20-year-old reached speeds of 100 mph before hitting a retaining wall and rolling his vehicle, according to charges filed Monday.
Deputies immediately found the woman’s 8-month-old daughter on the ground near the vehicle, where she was screaming and waving her arms and legs. The child had blood on his legs, but when he was taken to the hospital for evaluation his injuries seemed superficial, the criminal complaint said.
The Ramsey County Attorney’s office charged Angelica Marie Henry-Schmidt of St. Cloud of running away from a peace officer in a motor vehicle and endangering a child in a situation that could cause harm or death.
At 12:17 a.m. on Saturday, a Ramsey County Sheriff deputy on patrol walked past a gas station on Little Canada Road and Interstate 35E and saw a sport-utility vehicle supported in the building and car wash area. It has been said in the complaint that the closed building has been robbed several times in the last one year.
The deputy pulled into the lot and asked the woman, later identified as Henry-Schmidt, to stop as she left. She told him she was vacating her vehicle and then turned west on Little Canada Road.
The complaint said Henry-Schmidt ran south at 100 mph from I-35E to Minnesota Highway 36. The deputy turned on his emergency light and followed the vehicle. They didn’t know there was an infant inside until after the accident, according to a Saturday press release from a sheriff’s office.
The complaint said that at Hamline Avenue, Henry-Schmidt turned south and drove about 80 mph in northbound lanes. The SUV swerved down on Larpenture Avenue, and Henry-Schmidt lost control of the vehicle and crashed near the hamline and Idaho avenues in Falcon Heights.
The complaint said Henri-Schmidt tried to hide a bag in his shorts that contained the suspected narcotic white substance. Law enforcement obtained a search warrant to draw and test Henry-Schmidt’s blood, and the results are pending.
Henry-Schmidt’s lawyer was not listed in court records as of Monday afternoon.
According to the complaint, Henry-Schmidt is on probation in Ramsey County on counts that barred him from serving sentences including third-degree drug possession, escaping, and ineligible person. He was sentenced to 5 years in the gun case in December.
The sheriff’s office said he had a runaway warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for drugs when he was arrested Saturday.