On Sunday, the name of the man who eluded police Saturday night was on the Butte-Silver Bow County Detention Center roster.
According to the jail roster, Jeffery Neil Freund, 44, was booked on Saturday night for fleeing from and eluding police, reckless driving, obstructing a peace officer, criminal trespass to property, and driving with a suspended or revoked license, all misdemeanors.
As previously reported, police officers and Montana Highway Patrol troopers made reasonable attempts to stop Freund on his motorcycle twice Saturday but called their pursuits off before dangerous high-speed chases ensued, according to Police Captain Doug Conway.
“I’m proud of our officers. When they determined the danger of the pursuit, they called it off and didn’t put the public at risk,” Conway said Sunday.
The third time police located Freund, he left his motorcycle near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and the walking path and fled on foot to a house undergoing renovations on C Street. Freund refused to come out of the house, so police went inside and arrested him without further incident.
Police were initially called about Freund at 2:30 p.m., as he was reportedly involved in a domestic dispute. The jail roster shows he is cited for felony partner or family member assault along with the five misdemeanors, but Conway could not release the details of this felony citation on Sunday. More information may be released Monday.