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UPDATE: Chase Suspect Now Faces Charges In Lyon County Too

Rock Rapids, Iowa — The Sheldon man who led law enforcement on a chase starting in Sheldon and ending in George on Tuesday now faces additional charges in Lyon County.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says 42-year old Jarrod Jay Bandow now faces charges in that county of Eluding, a class D felony; reckless driving; numerous stop sign violations; and speeding. According to O’Brien County authorities, at last report, Bandow was being held at the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar on a $5-thousand bond, charged there with two counts of Driving Under Suspension; Violating One-Way Traffic; Reckless Driving; Eluding, a Class D Felony; stop sign violations; and speeding. Authorities say a charge of OWI may be filed, pending lab results.

O’Brien County authorities say one of their deputies spotted a white Chevrolet S10 pickup on Highway 18 in Sheldon, that had reportedly been stolen from Estherville. When the deputy attempted to pull the truck over, the driver refused to stop, leading the deputy on a chase, northbound on Highway 60. Deputies say the pickup was at times traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the 4-lane highway. The pursuit entered Lyon County on 230th Street southeast of George.  The vehicle entered George from the south on Kennedy Avenue and continued on city streets at speeds reaching 60 to 70 miles per hour at times, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

They say Bandow was eventually taken into custody after a short foot pursuit when he exited the moving vehicle on North Dell Street and was tackled by an Iowa State Trooper. The vehicle came to rest in a snow bank approximately 30 feet from a local home, neither of which received any damage. There were no injuries as a result of the pursuit or subsequent arrest.

Bandow was transported to the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar.

Lyon County authorities say Bandow has outstanding warrants from Clay County for possession of drug paraphernalia. Emmet County has a warrant for failure to pay on an assault with intent to commit sexual abuse charge and a warrant from Osceola County for failure to appear on a charge of theft in the fifth degree.

Lyon County Deputies were assisted by Deputies from O’Brien and Osceola Counties as well as the Iowa State Patrol.


Original story posted Apr 11, 2018 at 11:56 a.m.:

Northwest Iowa — A high-speed pursuit yesterday afternoon that began in Sheldon and ended in George has resulted in numerous charges against a 42-year old man.

O’Brien County authorities say one of their deputies spotted a white Chevrolet S10 pickup on Highway 18 in Sheldon, that had reportedly been stolen from Estherville. When the deputy attempted to pull the truck over, the driver refused to stop, leading the deputy on a chase, northbound on Highway 60. Deputies say the pickup was at times traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the 4-lane highway.

The pursuit eventually wound up in George, where authorities say, the pickup’s driver, 42-year old Jarrod Jay Bandow, exited the moving vehicle and was tackled by an Iowa State Trooper following a brief foot pursuit.

According to O’Brien County authorities, Bandow is being held a the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar on a $5-thousand bond, charged with: 2 counts of Driving Under Suspension; Violating One-Way Traffic; Reckless Driving; Eluding, a Class D Felony; stop sign violations and speeding. Authorities say a charge of OWI may be filed, pending lab results.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office says there are also outstanding warrants for Bandow from: Osceola County for Failure to Appear on a 5th Degree Theft charge; Emmet county for Contempt-Failure to Pay on an Assault With Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse; and Clay County for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

O’Brien County deputies were assisted with the pursuit and arrest by deputies from Osceola and Lyon counties, along with troopers from the Iowa State Patrol.

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