UPDATE: Authorities Have Arrested A Man Wanted In Nobles County

Tue 8-10-2021


(Brewster, Mn.)-- A man who had been the subject of a search for the past several days by authorities in Nobles and Jackson counties has been found and taken into custody.

The Nobles County Sheriff's Office says the suspect, Michael Spath, was apprehended this (Tues.) morning in the same vicinity where he had last been seen on Sunday, near a corn field in the Brewster area.

The Nobles County Sheriff's Office has charged Spath with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He's being held in the Nobles county jail in Worthington.

Authorities say Spath was also wanted on a warrant out of South Dakota.


(Brewster, Mn.)-- Authorities in southwest Minnesota are looking for a man they say should be considered armed.

The Nobles County Sheriff's Office says they're looking for an individual identified as Michael Layne Spath, a while male in his 40's. He's described as being 6 feet three inches tall, weighing 260 pounds with a beard and a tattoo on his neck. He was last seen in a cornfield near Brewster wearing grey sweatpants, a grey shirt and was carrying a blue backpack. Anyone seeing a person matching that description should contact their local law enforcement agency.

Residents in the Brewster and surrounding area of Alba Township are being told to keep their doors and vehicles locked.