The Iowa State Patrol initiated a traffic stop on a white 2022 Lexus on December 20th. The vehicle fled the traffic stop and a pursuit would take place across Highway 2 and County Road X23 in Lee County. The subject abandoned the vehicle around Hillcrest Road and 227th Street just off Highway 2, and then fled into the wooded area. At that time, the subject was known to be a black male wearing a light gray top with dreadlocks.
Members from the Iowa State Patrol, Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Fort Madison Police Department, Lee County Conservation, and the Keokuk Police Department, were among the agencies that established a perimeter shortly before 11 am and deployed personnel on foot as well as K-9’s and aerial drones.
Authorities were alerted by residents within the search perimeter that they had observed a subject matching the suspect description moving through a field and a creek area. As law enforcement approached around 2:30pm, the subject made an unsuccessful attempt to flee. He was taken into custody.
He then indicated that he was a minor and provided a name and identifying information that could not be confirmed. John Doe was the name given to him at the time of the arrest, as he was charged with felony eluding.
Through facial recognition software, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was able to identify the subject as 20-year-old Kaylin Lashun Dorsey of Texas. Kaylin Dorsey has multiple warrants out of Texas and is listed as a missing person in New York. The matter continues to be under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol, with additional charges to follow.