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Mason City man sent to residential facility for slow-speed eluding of police

This news story was published on April 17, 2018.
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MASON CITY – A man who refused to stop for law enforcement, leading to a slow-speed chase through Mason City and his eventual arrest on drug and other charges, must check into a residential facility for 6 months and serve probation along with a short jail sentence.

Details of Incident: On February 25th, 2018 at 10:54 pm a Cerro Gordo County Deputy attempted to stop 47-year-old Dean Miller of Mason City for driving with a suspended license near the intersection of 4th and South California Avenue. Miller refused to stop for law enforcement and continued into Mason City. The pursuit continued through various streets on the east side of Mason City and speeds did not exceed the speed limit by more than 5 to 10 miles per hour. There were no injuries and there were no vehicles damaged during the chase. The pursuit ended behind a residence in the 300 block of 8th street SE where Miller apprehended without incident.

Miller was subsequently charged with: Second-offense possession of controlled substance, an aggravated misdemeanor; eluding law enforcement, a serious misdemeanor; and driving with a suspended license, a simple misdemeanor.

Miller entered a guilty plea to second-offense possession of controlled substance and eluding. He’s been sentenced to 365 days in jail with all but 2 days suspended. He must spend 180 days in a residential facility and serve 2 years of probation.

Miller, Dean Edward


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