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Keokuk County Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII Staff

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A Keokuk County man was arrested after eluding law enforcement and driving over 100 miles per hour in a stolen vehicle Wednesday morning.

A 2014 red Ford Fusion was reported stolen from a dealership in Oskaloosa. A deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office located a vehicle matching the description traveling westbound on Highway 92 just before 10 a.m. The driver, 24-year-old Eric Richard Schoonover II of Hedrick failed to stop when the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The pursuit lasted approximately 30 miles, going through Marion County and into Warren County. The chase ended when the vehicle’s tires were deflated by stop sticks deployed by Indianola Police. Schoonover was taken into custody without incident.

The Hedrick man is being charged with eluding, operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver more than five grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, failure to have a valid driver’s license, speeding, no insurance, and failure to obey a stop sign. Agencies assisting in the case include the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Knoxville Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Indianola Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, and the Carlisle Police Department.