Several law enforcement agencies throughout north-central Iowa were involved in a chase that started near Dumont and ended up near Mason City Sunday night. At around 7:45 last night, a Butler County deputy attempted to stop a pick up on a traffic violation, with the driver refusing to pull over and then started to elude the officer.
The chase lasted over a half-hour with the driver striking two Iowa State Patrol cars and attempting to hit another before the vehicle was finally disabled in Cerro Gordo County when the driver attempted to cross a small creek. The driver then jumped out of the vehicle, finally being arrested at a rural Mason City home. Arrested was 18- year-old Christopher Michael Kreins of Mason City, who is being held in the Butler County Jail on multiple charges including assault, eluding, and driving while suspended.
An unidentified passenger in the vehicle was on a weekend furlough from the Eldora Boys Training School to his grandparent’s home, but had been listed as a missing person since he had not actually returned to his grandparent’s on Saturday night. He was turned over to juvenile authorities. None of the officers involved in the chase were injured.