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MOORHEAD – A Borup man faces several charges after allegedly trying to fight a police dog and eat nearly 3½ grams of methamphetamines in front of arresting officers who confiscated it from him following a high-speed chase.

Mark Steven Crompton, 34, was charged Monday in Clay County District Court with third-degree and fifth-degree possession of methamphetamines and fleeing a police officer, all felonies, plus two misdemeanor charges of fleeing on foot and obstructing justice.061015_N_FF__BADATFLEEING

Court documents filed with the charges say Glyndon police noticed Crompton speeding along Highway 9 about 3:55 Sunday morning. When they tried to pull him over, Crompton took off, court documents allege, almost losing control of his Chevy Malibu and hitting a bridge over the Buffalo River.

The car sped away and was discovered sitting wide open in a driveway at 550 125th St. N., documents state.

A K-9 officer tracked Crompton to where he was hiding in a stand of grass near the river. Crompton tried to fight off the dog, which had seized him by the arm. When the dog eventually let him go, Crompton fell into the river, where officers were able to arrest him, documents state.

As officers were putting him into a squad car, Crompton tried to eat the baggie containing 3.4 grams of meth officers seized from him, forcing officers to wrestle him to the ground and pry the baggie out of his mouth, documents state.

His next court date is June 29.

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