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Police still seeking domestic incident suspect

Sep 15, 2017

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


Washington Police Chief Greg Goodman confirmed today that a suspect in a domestic incident that had eluded police in a cornfield on Aug. 29 has still not been located and that a warrant has been issued for the suspect’s arrest.

“We just haven’t found him yet,” Goodman said this morning.

In a previous interview Lt. Lyle Hansen said while the suspect remains at large, he is not believed to be a threat to the community. The name of the suspect has not been released.

The Washington County Communications Center received a domestic call at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. On arrival officers were able to establish there was a long gun involved. The male subject had fled the scene before officers’ arrival. A description of the vehicle he was driving was broadcast and a patrol unit located the vehicle. Hansen said there was both a slow-speed and high-speed pursuit, with the suspect vehicle ending up driving through a fence and crashing into a cornfield at 230th Street and Spruce Avenue in rural Ainsworth.

Officers searched the cornfield for several hours for the suspect. In addition to the Washington Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s office.

Hansen was unsure how many officers were involved in the search, but said there were several.


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