A Minot man who failed to show up for a Ward County court hearing this month was the subject of several pursuits in the Bismarck area yesterday.
35-year-old Dustin Goettle is believed to be armed with a handgun and was chased while he was driving a black, 2001 Chevy Blazer.
Goettle is 6'4", weighing between 160 and 190 pounds.
Bismarck Police and the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department say they tried to stop Goettle several times Tuesday, but had to abandon the chases for safety reasons.
They say in one case Goettle drove the wrong way on a one-way street.
Police say they believe he threw bags of meth and a handgun out the window of his vehicle during the chases.
Goettle is currently facing four felony charges in Ward County, including a Class-Double-A Felony charge of possession of meth with intent to deliver.
That charge carries a maximum life in prison sentence with a conviction.
If you have any information about where Dustin Goettle might be, call you local law enforcement agency.