Three-county chase ends east of Perry Tuesday

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A high-speed pursuit ended in front of the Xenia water company south of Bouton Tuesday afternoon, when law enforcement ran an eluding pickup truck into the median after an hour-long chase.

No injuries were reported in the action.

Marcus Anthony Terrell, 29, of 100 S. Eighth St., Carlisle, was arrested on charges of driving while barred, eluding and a number of traffic violations.

The pursuit started shortly before 4 p.m. in Grand Junction, when law enforcement attempted to initiate a traffic stop, according to Greene County Sheriff Jack Williams.

Terrell fled the scene in a GMC pickup truck and kept law enforcement at bay for most of one hour.

“It went on for quite a while,” Williams said. “It seems like we chased him through our county, Boone County, Dallas County.”

Pursuit intervention techniques (PITs) were successfully deployed on Iowa Highway 141  south of Bouton, ending the chase about 4:45 p.m. Terrell resisted arrest and was tasered while being taken into custody.

A Greene County Sheriff’s office patrol vehicle and a Dallas County Sheriff’s office patrol vehicle could be seen athwart the pickup truck in the median.

The Iowa State Patrol, Boone County Sheriff’s office, Dallas County Sheriff’s office, Perry Police Department, Granger Police Department and Dallas County EMS assisted the Greene County Sheriff’s office in the incident.

Terrell is held in the Greene County Jail in advance of an initial appearance in Greene County District Court.

Terrell was convicted of eluding in 2017 in Guthrie County District Court and again in Adair County District Court. He was convicted of driving while barred in 2017 in Guthrie County District Court and in February 2021 in Warren County District Court.

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

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