Man wanted on Chisago Co. warrant arrested in Marshall

Photo courtesy of Twin Cities Apprehension Team Mitchell William Sprick taken into custody Monday by the Twin Cities Apprehension Team and Marshall Police Department.

MARSHALL — A man wanted on a Chisago County warrant was taken into police custody on Monday after a “negotiation event” with Minnesota bail enforcement agents, a news release said.

Members of the Twin Cities Apprehension Team, a bail enforcement organization, received a tip that Mitchell William Sprick was in an apartment in Marshall, the release said. Sprick was wanted for failure to appear in Chisago County District Court in August on charges of second degree drug sales, and ineligible possession of a firearm.

The Twin Cities Apprehension Team said it negotiated with Sprick, who had barricaded himself inside the bedroom of an apartment on Holabird Circle. The Twin Cities Apprehension Team said they coordinated with the Marshall Police Department, and took Sprick into custody about 45 minutes after making their entry into the apartment.

“He was turned over to (MPD) officers,” said Jim Marshall, director of public safety for the city of Marshall. Sprick was booked into the Lyon County Jail on Monday night and held for court.

A bail enforcement organization like the Twin Cities Apprehension Team is different from a law enforcement agency. The Twin Cities Apprehension Team said it took on Sprick’s case after a warrant was issued for his arrest, and there was a forfeited bail bond.

Marshall said typically a bail enforcement agent will notify police or turn a person with an active warrant over to law enforcement after apprehending the fugitive.