By Forum News Service

A 37-year-old Bay City man was arrested Tuesday in Red Wing after officers there recognized him as the man sought by the Wisconsin State Patrol for allegedly eluding a trooper who clocked him traveling 103 mph on Hwy. 10 near Mondovi nearly a month ago.

Jamie Lee Morkwed, has been charged with knowingly fleeing an officer, a Class I felony, the Patrol said in a press release. Following extradition, he will be returned to Pepin County to face the charge.

The westbound chase by Trooper Neal Walsh ensued about 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, reaching 116 mph at one point with the cyclist allegedly passing in no-passing zones and running a red light. Walsh broke off the pursuit as he entered the city of Durand.

Later that day, the Patrol made public a dash-camera photo from the squad car that showed the male driver, clad in a multi-colored helmet, black shirt and blue shorts. A presumed female passenger on the bike, was wearing a dark helmet, black jacket, backpack and Capri-style jeans.

Patrol officials followed up a few days later with two images, apparently from a surveillance camera at a convenience store, that offered a picture of the driver's face and a woman in the background that both matched the trooper's description.

Online court records show a warrant for Morkwed's arrest was entered Sept. 22.

The State Patrol announced his arrest Wednesday afternoon and thanked citizens who called with information on the whereabouts of the cycle occupants prior to and following the event as well as their

likely identity.