At approximately 2:42pm on Saturday, September 23rd, Des Moines County Deputies observed a motorcycle at Main St. and Court operating with no registration. The driver, Samuel Joseph Pogue II, 31, of Burlington, was recognized and deputies were already aware that his driving status was barred.
The motorcycle took off when deputies attempted to perform a stop, accelerating through the city streets in an attempt to elude deputies. Reaching speeds of 25 mph over the posted speed limit, the motorcycle lost control in the 300 block of Marshall St. At this time, the driver attempted to flee on foot.
Pogue was soon located and placed under arrest. After a search, it was revealed he was in possession of a bag of methamphetamine.
As a result, Pogue was charged with driving while barred, felony eluding, and possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Des Moines County Correctional Center.
A CRIMINAL CHARGE IS MERELY AN ACCUSATION AND THE DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.