Charles City, Iowa – Two male juveniles from Cedar Rapids are in trouble after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle that spanned 2 counties on Friday morning.
A release from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy observed a speeding vehicle traveling west on the Avenue of the Saints at 3:19 a.m. and as the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle took off at times, reaching speeds exceeding 120 mph.
The Iowa State Patrol deployed stop sticks and as the vehicle approached the Avenue of the Saints/Interstate 35 interchange in Cerro Gordo County, the vehicle entered a ditch where the driver and passenger allegedly fled. They were taken into custody after a brief foot chase.
The Sheriff’s office says they believe the vehicle was stolen out of Linn County. While searching the vehicle, they found a handgun and drug paraphernalia.
The driver of the vehicle was charged in Floyd County with felony eluding and first-degree theft, along with misdemeanor carrying weapons, possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple traffic violations.
The State Patrol has charged the driver and passenger with multiple offenses in Cerro Gordo County as well.
They were transported to a juvenile detention center. No injuries were reported at the scene and no names have been released.
The Clear Lake Police Department assisted the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol.