THREE COUNTY PURSUIT ENDS WITH CRASH IN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY
(RED OAK) A rural Stanton man faces numerous charges after eluding Law Enforcement through three southwest Iowa Counties early Monday morning.
Thirty-two year old Shaun Allen Akers of rural Stanton faces numerous criminal and traffic charges after attempting to elude officers through parts of Montgomery, Mills and Pottawattamie Counties early Monday morning.
According to the release from the Red Oak Police Department, officers had noticed Aker’s 1989 Buick Century speeding on N Eastern Ave at Oak Ridge Road. The Vehicle is owned by Debbie Lynn Boyd of Percival, IA. When the officers activated their warning lights the vehicle was westbound on HWY 34 near N 8th street but the vehicle did not stop until the 34.5 mile marker on HWY 34. Once officers approached the vehicle, they obtained the passengers identification and then the driver fled. At one point in the pursuit, the driver attempted to disable a Red Oak Police Vehicle by abruptly slamming on his brakes, which caused a collision resulting in $5,000 damage to the patrol vehicle and $1,500 to the Buick Century. The chase continued through Mills County and into Pottawattamie County before coming to an end when Akers became involved in a traffic accident on Pioneer Trail west of 290th in Pottawattamie County. Akers was taken to a Council Bluffs Hospital by Treynor Rescue with unknown injuries. He faces multiple criminal and traffic charges. A request for an arrest warrant has been sent to the Montgomery County Magistrate for Eluding, a class D felony, driving while barred, and several traffic offenses.
The passenger in the vehicle, 31 year old Ronald Jennings of Red Oak, who had exited the vehicle while it was still in Montgomery County, was later located and charged with Open Container of alcohol. Jennings was released on citation.