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Burchard charged with criminal endangerment after high-speed chase

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Burchard made his initial court appearance on Friday. Burchard made his initial court appearance on Friday.
A high-speed chase ended in Sun Prairie A high-speed chase ended in Sun Prairie
GREAT FALLS -

A high-speed chase that began in Great Falls and ended in Sun Prairie has resulted in felony charges against Brandon Burchard.

A Sheriff's deputy saw a Lincoln car driving west on 10th Avenue South near 6th Street SW and noticed that one of the passengers in the car was Anthony Wills; an arrest warrant had been issued for Wills for violating bail conditions, so the deputy initiated a traffic stop.

When the deputy got out of his patrol vehicle and began approaching the car, the driver - later identified as Burchard - accelerated and sped away, which triggered a chase that lasted for 20 minutes, according to court documents.

The chase went through the Marketplace shopping area, Bellevue Palisades neighborhood, Sun River Road, McIver Road, Ulm-Vaughn Road, Vaughn South Frontage Road, and finally into Sun Prairie Village, about seven miles west of Great Falls.

The chase ended near the intersection of Cleveland Drive and Adams Boulevard in Sun Prairie when Burchard's car spun out and was hit by a Sheriff's patrol vehicle.

During the chase, Burchard failed to stop at several red lights and stop signs, and nearly crashed into several vehicles.

There were no serious injuries.

Burchard is charged with three counts of felony criminal endangerment, along with fleeing a peace officer, driving with a suspended license, and no insurance.

Willis and another passenger were also taken into custody; it's not yet known whether the other passenger is facing any charges.

Burchard made his initial court appearance on Friday.

Judge Greg Pinski set bail for Burchard at $10,000.

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