HIGH SPEED CHASE IN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY
(NEOLA) Two people were arrested following a high speed pursuit in Pottawattamie County early this morning; a warrant has been issued for another man.
The Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred at around 2:36 a.m. Deputy Jahn Kirlin was traveling south on Railroad Highway from Neola when two vehicles were observed driving north on Railroad Highway at the 27000 block. Deputy Kirlin attempted to catch up with the two vehicles and as the patrol car got closer the vehicles started to speed up. Both vehicles entered the town of Neola, one turned left onto 6th Street and another turned left on 5th Street. The one that turned on 6th turned around and drove back onto railroad highway and then also made a left turn onto 5th Street. Deputy Kirlin turned onto 5th Street and activated the emergency lights and sirens.
Deputy Kirlin could only see one of the vehicles taillights travel onto 290th Street and continued to follow the vehicle with speeds reaching 77 miles per hour. At the intersection of York Road and Tustin Avenue Deputy Kirlin located a red Chevy Cobalt in the north ditch unoccupied with the rear passenger side door open.
Deputy Travis Breitkreutz, CPL. Mark Freeman, Iowa State Trooper Jimmy Bullington, Harrison County Deputy Dallas Clemmons, and Cass County K9 Deputy Kyle Quist arrived on scene for assistance. After setting up a perimeter around the vehicle, Deputy Quist announced that he was going to release his K9 over his patrol vehicle intercom. At that time officers could hear voices in the timber south of the vehicle. After further instructions, a male and female suspect walked through the timber and were placed under arrest.
The suspects were identified at Caitlynn Ozee and Patrick Eggerling, both 18-years-old. Both suspects identified 35-year-old Scott Hall as the driver of the vehicle. Eggerling told authorities that Hall was his father and that he believed his father was running from the cops because he doesn’t have a driver’s license.
After searching the area, officers were unable to locate Scott Hall. Both Ozee and Eggerling were transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail and charged with Interference with Official Acts. Ozee was also cited for permitting an unauthorized person to drive her vehicle. A warrant was issued for Scott Hall for Eluding and Driving Under Suspension.