Suspicious Vehicle Investigation In Emmet County Results In Arrests Of Two People On Multiple Charges

Sat 9-5-2020

(Estherville)-- An investigation into a report of a suspicious vehicle back on August 20th in Emmet county resulted in the arrests of two people.

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office says authorities were called around 2:46 pm that afternoon after getting a report of a vehicle parked in front of a rural Estherville farmstead. The vehicle fled the scene eastbound at a high rate of speed after the reporting party approached it. The party was able to give authorities a description of the vehicle.

Upon arriving at the farmstead a deputy retrieved some evidence indicating the occupants of the suspicious vehicle may have been trespassing on the property before the reporting party arrived.

At about 6:19 pm August 20th the Emmet County Sheriff's Office received a report from a family member of the reporting party stating that they were following a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle in Estherville. A sheriff's deputy pulled over the suspect vehicle in the Fareway parking lot. The driver, 33-year-old Tyler Henning of Lakefield, was arrested for violation of a protective order, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Multiple items stolen from the farmstead were also found in the vehicle. Henning was additionally charged with 3rd degree burglary.

Another person in the vehicle, 49-year-old Leah Norton of Estherville, was charged with burglary in the 3rd degree, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and aiding and abetting the violation of a protective order.

Authorities say the incident remains under investigation.