High Speed Pursuit in Mount Pleasant

“A deputy sheriff stopped a subject for speeding in the 3000 grid of US 218/27.  As the deputy exited his squad unit and approached, the subject fled at a high rate of speed, northbound.  The subject crossed the highway, continuing at a high rate of speed, northbound in the southbound lanes of travel.  The subject eluded officers for several more miles and attempted to enter the city of Mt. Pleasant, at exit 42 (near Krusen Motors). The pursuit continued in the extreme east side of Mt. Pleasant and ended southbound on the northbound exit of exit 42.”

The subject has been identified as Jemere Jackson, 20, of Ottumwa. He was taken into custody and arrested, charged with Eluding, Reckless Driving, OWI-Drugs, Speeding, Driving on Wrong Side of Highway, and Driving Under Suspension.