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Two Arrested After Car Chases

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 6:26 am
Author: Brandon Shanahan - KCII News

Two people were arrested after two car chases in southeast Iowa.

Authorities arrested 27-year-old Dillon Rasch of Burlington and 20-year-old Alissa Patterson of Biggsville, Illinois. Monday morning, a 2005 GMC Canyon was reported stolen in Henry County. That same morning a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy spotted a vehicle matching that description. The deputy established the vehicle turned south on Osage Avenue and went west on Glasgow Road toward Fairfield. Fairfield Police Officer Ryan Mills spotted the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and a pursuit ensued. Mills lost track of the vehicle once the suspect drove into a cornfield off of Highway 34 near Packwood Road.

Around 1:25 p.m. a 2001 Toyota Tundra was stolen from the Walmart in Fairfield. A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle matching the description, shortly after another chase ensued. The truck went eastbound on Highway 34 into Henry County. Speeds reached 110 miles per hour. The chase came to an end once the suspect was forced off the road and into a ditch by law enforcement.

Rasch, the driver, has been charged with eluding a law enforcement vehicle, driving while suspended, excessive speed, first degree theft, second degree theft and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony. Patterson, the passenger, has been charged with first degree theft, second degree theft and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony. Assisting with the pursuit was the Iowa State Patrol, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and police departments from Fairfield, Winfield, and Mount Pleasant.