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Cops chase alleged Florida murderer near Nashua, end pursuit with stop sticks


This news story was published on April 8, 2018.
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NASHUA – The Iowa State Patrol tried to stop a high-speed driver near Nashua Thursday morning who turned out to be a desperate alleged murder who refused to stop.

The Iowa State Patrol attempted to stop the vehicle Thursday morning, April 5 at around 9:30 AM on Hwy 218 near Nashua for a speed violation. The driver, 21-year-old Devon Cooke of Miami, Florida, fled at speeds over 100mph and drove at oncoming traffic. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit when his tires became deflated from a set of stop sticks deployed by officers.

Cooke was charged with OWI 1st degree, felony eluding, assault on a peace officer, possession with intent to deliver, fail to affix tax stamp, possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple traffic violations. He is being held in the Chickasaw County Jail on these charges and awaiting extradition to Dade County Florida where is wanted for 2nd degree murder.

Assisting in the pursuit was Iowa DOT Enforcement, Bremer County Sheriff’s Department. Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department, Blackhawk County Sheriff’s Department and Janesville Police Department.

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3 Responses to Cops chase alleged Florida murderer near Nashua, end pursuit with stop sticks

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    April 8, 2018 at 8:08 am

    They should have just shot him and saved us a bunch of money.

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    April 8, 2018 at 7:56 am

    He must be heading to Charles city to lay low at the baby mamma ‘s place.

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    April 8, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Devon sounds like he’s “ate up with smart”