Suspect Damages Van During a 110 MPH Chase with Deputies
Authorities have captured an Anamosa man who led them on a high-speed chase early this morning (Thursday, Jan. 28).
The incident began at about 1:45 am, when a Linn County Sheriff's deputy tried to pull over a van, that was being driven erratically in the area of 34th Street and Iowa Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids.
After the suspect vehicle stopped, the deputy got out of his patrol car; but then the suspect vehicle took off.
Accord to a media release from the Linn County Sheriff's Office, a chase ensued to Mount Vernon Road, going east out of town at speeds of over 110 mph. When the vehicle got close to Mount Vernon, the driver turned onto gravel roads.
Officers were able to put down stop sticks, twice, during the half-hour chase, forcing the driver to stop at Secrist Road and Cory Road. No one was injured, but the Pontiac Montana van sustained considerable damage when the tires deflated.
The driver, identified as 24-year-old Corydon Strickell of Anamosa, was arrested and charged with Attempting to Elude, Driving with a Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and numerous traffic offenses.