2 Kansas men arrested after high-speed chase in Iowa

John Detimore, 18.

Two Kansas men are behind bars after a high-speed chase in western Iowa early Thursday morning.

John Detimore, 18, and Brandon King, 25, were booked on several charges including theft of a motor vehicle and weapon's charges.

At around 3:45 a.m., Pottawattamie County deputies were advised of a stolen car at Loves Travel Stop in Shelby, Iowa.

Roughly ten minutes later, a Pottawattamie County deputy saw the car heading west on Interstate 80.

The deputy tried to stop the car, and the car sped up to roughly 120 miles per hour, officials say.

The car then left the interstate at the Underwood exit and headed west on Magnolia Road, before continuing onto County Road L-34.

Officials say the car then continued north at high rates of speed to Whippoorwill Road.

At County Road L-34 and Whippoorwill Road, officials say a pit maneuver was used in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

The car traveled into the south ditch and two men got out of the car and ran, officials say.

The driver was detained a short distance from the vehicle. He was identified as Brandon King, 25, from Scranton, Kansas.

The passenger entered a pickup in the area and fled the scene, officials say. He then drove into a nearby cornfield and got stuck before getting out and running, according to officials.

Law enforcement personnel from several counties helped Pottawattamie County deputies set up a perimeter.

With the help of a Cass County Sheriff’s Office K-9, the man was found and detained. He was identified as John Detimore, 18, from Burlingame, Kansas.

Officials say a stolen Ruger handgun was found at the scene. They say it was in a pickup that was stolen on Oct. 4 in Centralia, Kansas.

Both King and Detimore were taken to a Council Bluffs Hospital with minor injuries.

Both were released and taken to Pottawattamie County Corrections.

The investigation is ongoing into shots being fired at the pursuing deputy and the theft of a vehicle from the State of Kansas.

King is being charged with multiple traffic offenses, theft of a motor vehicle, interference with official acts, possession of a stolen gun and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Detimore is being charged with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon, interference with official acts and attempted murder.

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