The Jasper County Sheriff says a woman’s medical condition prompted a Code Red alert that sent state and local officials on a search northwest of Sully Wednesday. The Code Red alert was issued around 12:15 after three calls came into Jasper County dispatchers from within a 3-mile area.
One caller said a vehicle had driven through their yard into a bean field where the driver dumped items out of the car before leaving in a reckless manner. The third caller said a suspicious vehicle had parked between two outbuildings on their property. Sheriff John Halferty says deputies could not locate the driver, so other law officers were called in along with a tracking dog.
The dog found the woman who had run her car into a pond and had to be rescued. The sheriff says the woman’s name is being withheld due to her medical condition.
(Reporting by Randy Van, KCOB, Newton)