A fugitive was captured in Jefferson County following a high-speed chase on Wednesday, according to the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office.
At approximately 4:00 PM, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a pursuit with speeds exceeding 120 mph entering the east side of the county on Highway 34. Iowa State Patrol and US Marshals pursuing the suspect requested assistance.
Jefferson County deputies spotted the suspect, 22-year-old Sean Diontae Frost of Kansas City, Missouri, near Lockridge and pursued him to the east side of Fairfield. Near exit 214, officials say Frost lost control of his vehicle, crossed the median, and entered the opposite side of the highway, driving against traffic. The suspect’s vehicle eventually stopped on the shoulder and Frost exited the car and fled on foot.
The sheriff’s office and the Fairfield Police Department set up a perimeter and at approximately 7:12 PM, Frost was apprehended. A firearm was seized by authorities during the search for Frost.
Frost has been charged with interference with official acts while armed with a firearm, eluding, excessive speed, and reckless driving. Frost is also wanted on charges in Missouri and Kansas.
Frost is currently in the Jefferson County Jail. His bail has been set at $10,000.