The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office says the incident began when one of their deputies attempted to stop a truck driven by Robert Leroy Peters, Jr., of Hartley, in the rural area near Sanborn. Deputies say Peters refused to stop, leading the deputy on a pursuit through Sanborn and the surrounding area. Officers from the Sanborn Police Department, as well as an Iowa State Trooper, joined in the pursuit, and assisted in getting the suspect stopped in a field northeast of Sanborn.
Authorities say Peters was placed under arrest, and is charged with Eluding, and Driving While Barred, both Aggravated Misdemeanors, along with Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, Improper Pass, Stop Sign Violation, and No Insurance, all Simple Misdemeanors.
In addition, deputies say the owner of the truck that Peters was driving, Earl Louis Halbur of Spencer, was charged with Allowing an Unauthorized Person To Drive, a Simple Misdemeanor.