(AVOCA) A Harlan man was arrested following a high speed pursuit through Pottawattamie and Shelby Counties early Sunday morning.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker said at around 3:30 a.m. a Deputy stopped a white Toyota pickup on Highway 59 in Avoca with taillight and license plate lights out. The Deputy spoke with the driver, Dani Rogers, who stated that she did not have a license. While speaking with Rogers inside the Deputy vehicle, the passenger, Kolton Kobold, slid over into the driver seat and drove off. The Deputy had Rogers exit the vehicle and he pursued Kobold.
Kobold took off northbound on Highway 59 to Interstate 80 where he exited at Shelby and went through a number of gravel roads, eventually went back past the Shelby interchange, drove through a cornfield, went through a fence and drove westbound on I80 in the eastbound lane, went through the median and went back towards the Shelby exit and drove north on county road M16. That’s when the Deputy requested to do the PIT maneuver.
“One of the Shelby County Deputies was on M16 and Kobold observed one of the deputies and slowed down. Our deputy was able to perform the PIT maneuver, spun the vehicle off into the east ditch and was able to get Kobold out,” said Danker. “Kobold had a felony warrant out of Shelby County. He was charged with eluding, reckless driving and a number of other traffic citations with the speed, stop signs and a number of other ones.”
Danker said during the chase on I80 Kobold was seen throwing a white powdery substance and other items out of the vehicle. Deputies went back to locate the items, but couldn’t find them. Kobold is being held in the Pottawattamie County where he will eventually be transported to Shelby County on the warrant.