Authorities in southwest Iowa are searching for an unidentified suspect this morning following a failed traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon. Taylor County Sheriff Josh Weed reports deputies attempted to stop a charcoal-colored Dodge pickup at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, but the attempted stop resulted in a 15-minute chase that ended when the truck crashed into a corn field at the intersection of Tennessee Avenue and 230th Street east of Bedford.
The driver fled the wreckage on foot. Deputies searched for the suspect until dark at 7 o’clock when the search was suspended. Sheriff Weed says shortly after ten o’clock a rural resident near the intersection of Highway 2 and Rockwood Avenue reported a man in their back yard. Weed says he believes the suspect may be looking for a vehicle to steal.
The Taylor County Sheriff reminds residents to keep their vehicles locked and to be on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary. Weed asks anyone with information about suspicious activity to call the Taylor County Sheriff’s office at 712-523-2153.
(Reporting by Mike Peterson, KMA, Shenandoah)