A high-speed chase possibly beginning in Greene County and certainly passing through Perry about midnight Monday ended a few miles south of Minburn when law enforcement agents used a taser and night stick on at least one suspect, according to unconfirmed radio traffic.
Agents of the Iowa State Patrol, the Boone, Dallas and Greene County Sheriffs, the Perry Police Department and perhaps other agencies were involved in the pursuit, which at times exceeded 90 miles per hour.
The agencies involved have declined to release any information in the ongoing investigation.
What appears clear at this hour is a pickup truck came to rest along the east shoulder of U.S. Highway 169, in the 22000 block of N Avenue south of Minburn, shortly after midnight Tuesday morning. One subject was seen sitting on the ground, and law enforcement agents appeared to cross the fence and search in the open field to the east of the highway.
A Dallas County EMS ambulance arrived on scene shortly after, and the seated subject was soon seen escorted to the ambulance.
The course of events in the incident remains unclear at this hour, but the conclusion left two Perry Police Department vehicles out of service. Cromwell’s Towing and Recovery in Perry took its hooks to one Perry PD patrol car and one Perry PD truck. The extent of damage sustained by the city vehicles is unknown.
ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.