A Northeast Iowa resident has been put in jail after leading authorities on a short chase.


At about 2am Sunday (Sept. 3), a Fayette County deputy tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation. After a short pursuit, the driver finally pulled over.
The suspect, 31 year old Joseph Sodoma of West Union, was taken into custody on charges of Operating While Intoxicated-1st Offense, Eluding, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia, and Speeding. Sodoma was held in the Fayette County jail until his initial court appearance.
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A Fayette motorist faces an illegal driving charge. Shortly after 12:30pm Sunday, 22 year old Christian Opperman was arrested for Driving While his License is Suspended. He was held until his court appearance.
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And the Fayette County Sheriff responded to an accident involving a deer late Friday night (Sept. 1), northeast of Sumner. 21 year old Christian Nichols of Sumner was driving east on 170th Street, when a deer entered the roadway, and Nicols lost control. The car entered the ditch and rolled onto it's top. No injuries were reported, but there was $4,500 in damage to the car. The Fayette County Sheriff was assisted by the Sumner Fire and Rescue, Sumner Ambulance, and Fayette County Conservation.