Teens face weapons, drug, traffic charges in Sunday chase

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Nyzier Jumar James Evans, 18, of Humboldt, left, was arrested Sunday on a charge of trafficking in stolen weapons; Amarrion Demeir Isom, 18, of Peoria, Illinois, was arrested on charges of eluding, reckless driving, speeding, failure to maintain control, possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — Two teenage males have been charged in Sunday night’s high-speed pursuit down U.S. Highway 169 from Webster County to Minburn.

Nyzier Jumar James Evans, 18, of 306 First Ave. S., Humboldt, was charged with trafficking in stolen weapons.

Amarrion Demeir Isom, 18, of 711 N. Shipman St., Peoria, Illinois, was charged with eluding, reckless driving, speeding, failure to maintain control, possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A third occupant of the vehicle was released with charge, according to a spokesperson in the Webster County Sheriff’s office.

The chase began shortly before 8 p.m. in Fort Dodge after a Webster County Deputy Sheriff attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a speeding Audi, according to law enforcement radio traffic.

Isom, the driver of the Audi, did not stop but proceeded southbound on U.S. Highway 169 through Webster and Boone counties and into Dallas County at speeds at times exceeding 120 mph, according to law enforcement radio traffic.

The vehicle came to rest about 8:20 p.m. just east of U.S. Highway 169 in the 300 block of Walnut Street in Minburn. The teens were taken into custody, at least one at gunpoint, according to law enforcement radio traffic.

The teens are held in the Webster County Jail in advance of an initial appearance in Webster County District Court.

Isom was arrested in March in Webster City on charges of eluding, two counts of carrying weapons, possession or control of an offensive weapon in a controlled substance violation, controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp, first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and first-offense possession of a controlled substance-cannabidiol. The case is pending in Hamilton County District Court.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s office, Boone County Sheriff’s office and Iowa State Patrol assisted the Webster County Sheriff’s office in the pursuit and arrests.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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