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High speed chase through Floyd County reaches speeds of 100 mph

Charles City, Iowa – Speeds reached over 100 miles per hour Tuesday night during a high speed chase from Cerro Gordo County to Floyd County.

According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Leonard Lewis of Minneapolis was driving a stolen vehicle near mile marker 208 on Highway 27 just before 11 pm.  The deputy locked Lewis’s speed at 100 mph and attempted to conduct a traffic stop and a high speed chase ensued.

Lewis lost control on Waterbury Road, went through a ditch and came to a stop in a field.  Law enforcement apprehended the suspect.

An hour later, a citizen at the 1800 block of Cedar View Road reported a suspicious person knocking.  Deputies responded and located a juvenile male who fled from the chase.

Lewis is charged with eluding, operating without owner’s consent, two counts of interference of official acts causing injury, speeding, and other traffic violations.

A Floyd County deputy and a Charles City Police officer both received minor injuries but were treated and released from the hospital.

CCDP and the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

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Kellan Heavican

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