NAMES RELEASED IN HIGH SPEED CHASE NEAR MISSOURI VALLEY
(Council Bluffs) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released the names of the men arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly snatching a purse in Missouri Valley that led to a high-speed chase Tuesday morning.
The Iowa Department of Transportation says 29-year-old Ronald W. Reid, of Council Bluffs, faces charges of operating a motor vehicle without the owners consent, driving while suspended, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, interference with official acts and failure to yield for an emergency vehicle. The second man involved in the incident 35-year-old Scott Hall, of Omaha, was charged with interference with official acts.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the two men allegedly snatched a purse from an unattended car of a woman at a gas station just off of Interstate 29 in Missouri Valley and headed south on I-29 in a vehicle allegedly stolen in Council Bluffs. The woman was able to provide the license plate to law enforcement and the car was spotted by DNR officers resulting in a high speed chase near the De Soto National Wildlife Refuge.
At one point during the pursuit, the stolen car was driven across the top of a levy on the Boyer River. The chase stopped when the car was driven off of a gravel road, through a ditch and became entangled in a fence near Wilson Island State Park at the Loveland exit shortly before 11 a.m. Reid and Hall attempted to elude officers on foot across both lanes of I-29. An Iowa State Patrol Trooper caught Reid. Hall was caught by Conservation Officers.
The DNR and Iowa State Patrol were assisted by the Missouri Valley Police Department and Iowa Department of Transportation enforcement officers.