Two men are in custody after a chase in western Iowa early Thursday morning that reached speeds in excess of 100 miles-per-hour with the suspects allegedly shooting at a pursuing deputy along the way.
The suspects are identified as Brandon King, 25, of Scranton, Kansas and John Detimore, 18, of Burlingame, Kansas. Both are locked up facing a serious string of charges.
It all surfaced at 3:45 a.m. Thursday when Pottawattamie County (Iowa) deputies got word of a stolen Chevy Cobalt at Loves Travel Stop in Shelby, Iowa.
Less than 10 minutes later a Pottawattamie County deputy noticed the Cobalt westbound on Interstate 80 and tried to pull it over. Authorities say the driver stepped on the gas, accelerating to 120 miles-per-hour.
Authorities executed a pit maneuver after the vehicle left the interstate forcing the Cobalt into a ditch. King and Detimore fled the scene on foot.
The driver, Brandon King, was captured a short distance from the car. Detimore got into a pickup truck and left the scene, eventually driving into a cornfield where the truck got stuck.
Detimore ran again but was eventually tracked down and arrested.
Both suspects were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Authorities tell WOWT-TV at least one suspect suffered a dog bite.
Investigators recovered a stolen Ruger handgun that had been taken from a truck in Centralia, Kansas October 4th.
The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation of shots being fired at the pursuing deputy and the theft of a vehicle from Kansas.
John Detimore is charged with Attempted Murder; Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of a Dangerous Weapon; Interference with Official Acts and two counts of Motor Vehicle Theft.
Brandon King is charged with Possession of a Stolen Gun; Possession of a Dangerous Weapon; Theft of a Motor Vehicle; Interference with Official Acts and several traffic offenses.
On September 13, Brandon King was booked on charges including possessing stolen property and drugs, reckless driving and interfering with law enforcement for leading officials in Topeka on another chase.