Driver Arrested after High-Speed Chase in Buchanan County

A driver was arrested after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in Buchanan County on Saturday night.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says around 6:15 pm, a Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 1000 block of 175th Street north of Jesup.  The driver of the vehicle failed to yield at attempted to elude the Deputy.  A pursuit was initiated and lasted nearly 50 minutes, traversing roads near Jesup, Elk Run Heights, Raymond, Gilbertville, La Porte City, and Brandon.  The pursuit reached speed over 100 mph before another Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputy successfully deployed spike strips on Jesup Road at Hwy 20 in Black Hawk County, southwest of Jesup.  The pursuit came to an end in the 6300 block of Lafayette Rd in Raymond.

36-year old Anthony Amundson of Raymond was arrested and charged with Eluding and cited for Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle, Speed Violation, Stop Sign Violation and other traffic related offenses.  Amundson also have active arrest warrants out of Black Hawk County.  A passenger in the vehicle was detained but subsequently released.

This incident remains under investigation and further charges are pending.  The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol and Jesup Police Department.


(photo courtesy of Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office)