There was a pursuit that ripped through two counties on Monday, October 2nd. The Iowa State Patrol initiated a chase involving a stolen vehicle travelling eastbound on US Highway 34 from the Jefferson County Line. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office were made aware of this and began preparing for the vehicle to cross the county line into Henry County.
Stop Sticks were deployed by Henry County Deputies near 170th Street and Iowa Avenue, which ultimately brought the driver to a halt. As a result of Stop Sticks, which cause air to slowly leak out of the tire, bringing the vehicle to a gradual stop, no injuries were reported to the driver, officers, or the public.
Ashley M. Sanders, 29, of Chicago, Illinois, was placed under arrest and transported to the Henry County Jail without further incident.
As a result of the investigation Ashley was charged with Eluding – Speed 25 Over Limit (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Theft 2nd Degree (Class D Felony), Interference With Official Acts – Bodily Injury (Serious Misdemeanor), among several other nonscheduled traffic citations by the Iowa State Patrol.