Pretrial Conference Postponed For Seventh Time In Doon Eluding Case

Rock Rapids, Iowa — For the seventh time since it was originally scheduled in July, a pretrial conference has again been postponed in the case of a Doon man facing a laundry list of charges after an April pursuit through southern Lyon County.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Julian Barrientos of Doon failed to pull over for a deputy in April 2017 and reached speeds in excess of 90 miles-per-hour while eluding the deputy. They say he almost struck two patrol cars and failed to stop for a stop sign. He is accused of pulling into a rural driveway and failing to comply with deputies, resulting in the deputies deploying their tasers.

He is charged with eluding, a class D felony; Operating While Intoxicated, Second Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor; and simple misdemeanor counts of:

      • Driving while license suspended


      • Passing too near an intersection


      • Driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway


      • Speeding (90 mph in a 55 mph zone)


      • Reckless driving


      • Careless driving


      • Failure to obey a traffic control device


      • Interference with official acts

Barrientos filed a plea of “not guilty” on May 30th. His pretrial conference has been continued six previous times. The last date was to have been on Monday. He is scheduled at this point to appear in Lyon County District Court on Monday, November 27th. Court records indicate no new date has been set for the trial, which was originally to have been in August.

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