More details have been released about the police chase that took place in Manchester on Friday night.
Manchester Police say the incident started when they responded to a report a fight at 110 North Franklin Street. Officers observed a minivan leaving the scene without its headlights on and the side doors open. They tried stopping the vehicle, but the driver, 37-year old Timo Wilson of Manchester, fled the scene.
Officers from the Manchester Police Department, Iowa State Patrol and Delaware County Sheriff’s Department pursued the minivan from the downtown business district to the northern residential area of Manchester.
Officers deployed tire deflation devices to deflate the minivan’s tires, which worked, but the Wilson still refused to stop. He eventually started driving through yards to try to elude officers. Officers used a precision movement, which caused the minivan to lose traction and spin out. The van was then pinned in place by squad cars – and that’s when Wilson took off on foot. After a brief foot chase, he was taken into custody.
Wilson faces over EIGHTY charges, including interference with official acts causing bodily injury, operating while under the influence (third offense) and 5th Degree Criminal Mischief, as well as dozens of traffic citations.
Details on injuries related to this chase have not been released by police.
Wilson is being held at the Delaware County Jail pending court proceedings.