Ottumwa Man Arrested After High-Speed Pursuit in Henry County


A southeast Iowa man was arrested last week after a high-speed pursuit in Henry County.

20-year-old Jemere Jackson has been charged with eluding and operating while intoxicated, both serious misdemeanors.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says at approximately 4:52 PM on June 28, a deputy pulled over a vehicle for speeding on the 3000 grid on US 218/27.

As the deputy approached the car, it sped off and a chase ensued. Authorities say Jackson led law enforcement northbound at a high rate of speed and at one point, crossed over to the southbound lanes while continuing to travel north.

According to the sheriff’s office, Jackson continued to elude officers for several more miles. The chase ended at exit 42 on the extreme east side of Mount Pleasant.

Jackson was placed under arrest and transported to the Henry County Jail. He has since been released after posting a $2,500 bond.

Jackson has a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 7.

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