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.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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