An 18-year old Sioux City man is hospitalized in Council Bluffs and facing numerous charges following a pursuit in Cass County Wednesday involving a stolen car from Sioux City.
Iowa State Patrol Trooper Jim Bullington says the incident began at around 7:42 a-m near the Walnut exit when Trooper Craig
Zenor pulled over a car that drove past his patrol vehicle at 15 miles-an-hour over the speed limit:
OC……..Jacob Erickson. ;18
Erickson got into his vehicle and took off with the trooper giving chase and speeds reaching over 100 miles-an-hour before Erickson approached the Marne exit:
OC……..the southeast corner”. :16
The car was totaled in the crash, but Erickson fled the vehicle on foot, ran up a hill and into some heavy brush.
He was spotted by a patrol airplane.
OC………a tree” :14
Erickson surrendered after being warned that police dogs would be turned loose on him.
Trooper Bullington says authorities confirmed the wrecked car was stolen out of Sioux City, along with tools that were found inside the vehicle.
Erickson, whose previous addresses were in Des Moines and Sioux City, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs for treatment of a back injury.
He’ll be charged with felony eluding, and numerous traffic violations once he is released from the hospital.