SHELBY COUNTY MAN FLEES FROM POLICE: HOSPITALIZED FOR HYPOTHERMIA
(Harlan) A Shelby County man faces numerous charges after he fled from law enforcement in rural Shelby County early this morning.
The Shelby County Sheriffs’ Office says, a deputy attempted a traffic stop at around 4:00 a.m. in the 2100 block of Oak Road, when the driver failed to stop. A short pursuit ended at 2100th and Oak Road. The driver identified as, 21-year-old Justin Tigges, of Defiance, fled on foot into a cornfield. The female passenger, 25-year-old Kaila Miller, of Harlan remained with the vehicle.
It took Authorities four hours before finally locating him east of the traffic stop in a cornfield. An Iowa State Patrol Aircraft was used to locate Tigges, who was taken to Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan for treatment of hyperthermia.
Tigges has been charged with violation of a no-contact order, operating a vehicle without the owners consent, driving while suspended, eluding a law enforcement vehicle, and interference with official acts. He remains hospitalized, but the court has set his bond at $7,500.00.
According to the report, Miller has been charged with violation of a no-contact order. She is being held in the Shelby County Jail on no-bond.