Suspect Leads Officers On Chase, Crashing Into Squad Cars
A northeast Iowa man faces numerous charges after leading authorities on a chase through the north portion of Charles City, striking several squad cars.
Monday's incident began around 2:15 PM, when Charles City police attempted to pull over a car in the 900 block of Grand Avenue. The driver refused to stop, and a chase began.
Numerous deputies with the Floyd County Sheriff's Office joined in the pursuit, as it continued around the north side of town. At one point, the car went out of control and hit a phone junction box, at the intersection of 13th Avenue and Cleveland Avenue. The suspect vehicle then collided with several patrol cars, causing damage but no injuries.
The chase ended just north of Charles City when 22 year old Tylor Rooney of Fairfield was taken into custody at a residence in the 1800 block of rural Cleveland Avenue.
Rooney is currently being charged with 6 counts of stop sign violations, driving while suspended, operating a non-registered vehicle, no proof of insurance, operating while intoxicated, eluding police officers, assault involving a police officer, criminal mischief, and failure to maintain control. He is also currently on the state sex offender registry for allegedly having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl in Scott County in 2014 when he was 16.
Numerous other charges are pending. The Iowa State Patrol assisted Charles City Police and the Floyd County Sheriff's Office.