A Northeast Iowa man, who had recently been released from jail, now faces a list of charges after an assault and a high-speed chase.

The Fayette County Sheriff received a report at about 9:15 am Wednesday (Feb. 24) of an assault in progress at a rural Arlington home. A woman was found, seriously assaulted, and her cell phone was stolen.

The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Blaine Recker of Arlington. Authorities put out an "attempt to locate" the vehicle. The suspect's car was spotted in the area, and when law enforcement approached, he took off.

Recker eluded officers for several miles at a high rate of speed, until he was found at a rural Lamont residence, and taken into custody.

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Recker is being charged with First Degree Robbery, Domestic Abuse Serious Assault, Violation of an Order of Protection, Eluding a Pursuing Law Enforcement Vehicle, and Possession of Methamphetamine and Marijuana.

Recker had been released to pretrial supervision by the courts, following a November 2020 arrest of 2nd Degree Burglary, Driving While Barred, Eluding, and 2 counts of Violation of an Order of Protection.


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