Stolen ISP patrol car leads to hot pursuit across two counties

A man who stole an Iowa State Patrol vehicle in Waukee was arrested at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase into Madison County.

The red line on the map approximates very loosely the route taken by a man who stole an Iowa State Patrol vehicle in Waukee Tuesday afternoon, prompting a high-speed chase from Waukee into Madison County.

WAUKEE, Iowa — A man in a stolen Iowa State Patrol car was arrested after a high-speed pursuit Tuesday afternoon from southern Dallas County to Madison County near Badger Creek State Park.

The identity of the suspect has not been released by law enforcement, and the circumstances leading to the theft of the patrol car are unknown at this hour.

The pursuit appeared to arise shortly before 1 p.m. on Ute Avenue near U.S. Interstate 80, according to public safety radio traffic.

The fugitive left the roadway and drove cross country at several points in the chase, which covered some 15 to 20 miles in southern Dallas and northern Madison counties.

The suspect eventually abandoned the ISP patrol vehicle and fled on foot. He was taken into custody at gunpoint about 1:30 p.m. near 142nd Court and Tree Line Court.

Paramedics were dispatched to examine the suspect, who was bleeding from the head and complained of a sore wrist, according to radio traffic. will update this story as information becomes available.


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