Matthew Ford Mize, 38, of Minot, is charged in Minot District Court with Possession of a Class B crime, Intended to Deliver Methamphetamine, a Class C crime of Possession of Methamphetamine, Two Cases of Possession of Class- C-crime of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C crime on the run from a peace officer in a motor vehicle, class B misdemeanor while driving with a revoked driver’s license, class B misdemeanor, violation of a restricted driving license and possession of marijuana, a violation .
According to a sworn affidavit filed in court, Mize escaped at nearly 100 miles an hour, led law enforcement in a chase and potentially endangered other drivers after a Ward County MP got him out of his vehicle at gunpoint outside a Ruthville store ordered. The chase ended when Mize hit a strip of barbs. His vehicle flew over a boulder and landed in a ditch, at 1:28 p.m. Mize complained of back and neck pain after the crash and had to be freed from the vehicle. When the door was removed from the vehicle, a plastic bag containing 15 grams of methamphetamine fell out. There were also meth pipes and several empty plastic bags in the vehicle. Mize had another plastic bag in her pocket that contained one gram of methamphetamine and $ 132 in cash. Mize was taken to the hospital. Officers continued to search the vehicle and found more empty plastic bags, as well as a digital scale and other pipes that had been used to smoke marijuana or meth. The vehicle Mize was driving was reportedly stolen on September 8, but the registered owner had not yet completed the complaint with the police.
Mize was due to appear on the indictments for the first time on Tuesday.
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