(Atlantic) The Cass County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the driver and the passenger that led law enforcement on a four hour chase through three counties Monday night.
The driver has been identified as 22-year-old Jonathan Mcalpin, of Red Oak, and a passenger, 23-year-old Alexandra Sindt, of Griswold. Both were taken into custody in Page County.
Mcalpin faces charges in Montgomery County of 2nd degree criminal mischief, and assault on a peace officer for using his vehicle as a weapon against a law enforcement officer. In Page County he faces charges of 1st degree criminal mischief, assault on a peace officer, for ramming two patrol cruisers, assault on an officer with intent to committ serious injury, felony eluding, and operating while impaired. Sindt has been charged with interference with official acts.
Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren says the chase ended with a pretty extensive manhunt in Page County. According to scanner traffic the suspect led deputies on a chase that reached speeds of 105 miles per hour.
Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren says the chase went through Cass, Montgomery, and Page Counties and lasted for about four hours. McLaren says the chase ended with a pretty extensive manhunt after the occupants of Chevy pickup with dealer license plates, ran from the vehicle. McLaren says it appears the driver and a passenger gave themselves up to authorities because of the extreme cold. McLaren says there were several Patrol cars that were rammed and some that sustained extensive damage.
The driver is currently being held in Page County and will be transported to Cass County where he will face further charges.
January 21, 2014