High speed chase ends in arrestSheriff’s department reports speeds in excess of 100 mph Sunday morning
WELLMAN—A Coal City, Ill., man was arrested Sunday morning in Wellman on several charges after eluding police.
Tyler Cameron Metcalf, 21, is charged with three counts of speeding, felony eluding, assault on a police officer with a dangerous weapon, having an open container, criminal mischief in the fifth degree, two counts of trespassing, careless driving, reckless driving, driving while revoked, and no proof of insurance, according to the Wash-ington County Commu-nications call log.
A Washington County sheriff’s deputy began chasing a silver Chevy Impala northbound at the Highway 1 and Highway 92 junction, the call log said.
Metcalf was going at speeds of 90 miles per hour and greater during the high-speed chase, said Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar.
In Wellman, Metcalf allegedly struck a parked vehicle at Fifth and Fourth Street, the call log said. Dunbar said it was an Iowa State Troopers vehicle.
After Metcalf struck the vehicle, stop sticks were deployed and Metcalf ran over them. Two tires were flattened, Dunbar said. Metcalf was stopped at 1620 Madison Ave.
Then Metcalf fled from the scene, the call log said. He was found later and arrested, the call log said. His court records were not available. He is scheduled to appear before the judge Monday afternoon.
Metcalf was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as a precaution, Dunbar said. No one else was injured from the high-speed chase.
Wellman First Responders, Washington County Ambulance, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call.