POLK COUNTY — Four individuals, Austin Patchen, Kyla Marchaud, Cody Kraimer, Suji Godo, have now been sentenced regarding their charges which stemmed from the high-speed chase of a stolen vehicle through a Polk County road construction work zone in July 2019.
DrydenWire.com reported in August 2019 that four individuals had been arrested following the high-speed chase of a stolen vehicle through an active construction work zone.
On July 24, 2019, Polk County Dispatch received a report from OnStar that a stolen Chevrolet Silverado was in Polk County. Law enforcement located the vehicle through the use of GPS technology, however, the vehicle did not stop in response to the squad car lights, instead accelerating to speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour through a narrow work zone, driving around members of a storm damage clean-up work crew and their vehicles.
OnStar cut power to the vehicle which allowed for a safe stop of the vehicle. The four occupants of the stolen vehicle were identified as Austin Patchen (of Fridley, MN), Kyla Marchaud (of Anoka, MN), Cody Kraimer (of Columbia Heights, MN), and Suji Godo (of Minneapolis, MN).
All four were charged with Class G Felony 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Class H Felony Take and Drive Vehicle Without Consent, Class I Felony Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude Officer, Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Resist or Obstruct an Officer, according to online circuit court records.
At a hearing on December 13, 2019, Austin Patchen plead Guilty to an amended charge of Passenger in Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent. The remaining charges filed against Patchen were dismissed but read in. The Court ordered a sentence of 65 days of jail time, with credit for 65 days served.
Cody Kraimer appeared for a hearing on December 12, 2019, and entered a plea of Guilty to his charge of 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. His remaining charges were dismissed but read in. Kraimer received a withheld sentence with 2 years of probation, 142-day credit for time served if his probation should be revoked.
At court hearings held in September 2019, Suji Godo and Kyla Marchaud each entered a plea of Guilty to their charge of Resisting / Obstructing an Officer.
Godo received a withheld sentence with 1 year of probation; credit for 62 days time served should her probation be revoked.
The Court ordered a sentence of 52 days jail time for Marchaud, with credit for 42 days already served.