Suspect wanted in high speed chase

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(Update) –  Jefferson County Iowa – At approximately 9:15 this morning, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took Tyler Lind into custody.  He is no longer at large and there is no danger to the public.

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Early Sunday morning, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy became involved in a high speed pursuit with an individual shortly before 3:00 a.m.An investigation continues into  an incident that occurred early Sunday in Jefferson County.

The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed his truck.  The suspect then turned a long gun on the deputy and shots were fired.

Officials say the suspect fled the scene into nearby timber with a long gun in his possession.  The individual was last seen heading into the timber near 190th Street  and Ash Avenue in Jefferson County.  The suspect has been identified as 26 year old Tyler Craig Lind.

Swat teams were on the scene at Lind’s house near Batavia most of the day on Sunday.  When last seen Lind was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and dark colored pants.  Lind should be considered armed and dangerous.  Residents are urged not to approach or contact Lind if seen.  Instead notify the Jefferson County Law Center at 641-472-4146.