Authorities in two northwest Iowa counties have now filed charges against a LeMars man after a Monday evening chase that ended when a deputy’s car and the suspect’s went into a ditch. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa State Patrol responded to a report of an assault in southern Sioux County Monday night. As the officers talked to someone through a locked door, they say 39-year-old Randall Hurlbut went in the garage and fled in a vehicle. During a pursuit, Hurlbut’s pick-up struck a deputy’s car and both ended up in the ditch two miles north of LeMars. Hurlbut’s being held in the Sioux County jail on charges of aggravated assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, two criminal mischief charges, attempting to elude law enforcement and interference with official acts. In Plymouth County, he’s charged with felonious assault on a peace officer.
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