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Associated Press, Published March 01 2013

ND man wanted on drug charges arrested after chase

BISMARCK — A Mandan man is detained on federal drug charges after a three-county chase with law officers that began in the Bismarck-Mandan area and ended near the South Dakota border.

A warrant was issued Feb. 13 for the arrest of 38-year-old Robert Martell, who had been indicted on methamphetamine-related charges. He was arrested Wednesday in a field on the Standing Rock Reservation after the chase that involved Bismarck-Mandan police, Burleigh County officers and North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers.

Martell appeared in federal court in Bismarck on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to the drug charges. A hearing is scheduled Monday on whether he should be held in custody pending trial. He did not immediately face charges related to the chase.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.