Orange City Teen Arrested For Car Theft, Fleeing From Officer

Hull, Iowa — An Orange City teen was arrested Thursday afternoon, for allegedly eluding police in a stolen vehicle earlier in the week.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, about 3:15 Thursday afternoon, their deputies arrested 19-year-old Camdyn Wilson on charges stemming from an incident that took place Monday afternoon.

Deputies say that about 3:15 pm Monday, a deputy met a Ford F-250 pickup that was losing its cargo, about three miles southwest of Hull on Highway 75. According to authorities, when the deputy attempted to stop the Ford; the driver, later identified as Wilson, began driving on the wrong side of the road, traveled into Hull, turned off the vehicle’s headlights and refused to stop. Wilson allegedly jumped out of the moving vehicle and fled on foot, with the Ford coming to a stop after it struck a residence near the intersection of 5th Street and Locust Street, causing minor damage.

According to deputies, Wilson was not located after fleeing on foot and deputies determined that the Ford had been stolen from Sioux Center.

Upon further investigation, the sheriff’s office received a tip of a lost cellphone that was involved in the crime; deputies were able to recover the cellphone in a back yard near the location where Wilson had allegedly fled on foot. Deputies say that Wilson was in possession of the cellphone at the time of the incident and was later identified by the tipster by viewing video from the patrol vehicle the night of the incident.

Sioux County authorities say Wilson was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with eluding law enforcement, first degree theft, interference with official acts and other traffic violations.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Orange City Police Department, Sioux Center Police Department and Rock Valley Police Department.

Photo courtesy of the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office