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Law enforcement tracks wanted Fort Dodge man to ditch after auto and foot chase

This news story was published on May 18, 2018.
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WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA – Law enforcement tracked a wanted Fort Dodge man to a ditch after an auto and foot chase early Thursday morning.

On May 17, 2018, at approximately 12:58 AM, Webster County Deputies were dispatched to the 1500 mile of 220th Street for a suspicious vehicle. Deputy Justin Wood observed a vehicle matching the given description while he was en route to the call. When the driver saw Deputy Wood he took off at a high rate of speed and driving recklessly through the area of ICCC. Deputy Wood initiated a traffic stop and the driver attempted to elude Wood. The pursuit left ICCC campus and ended shortly later in the area of Ave B and H Street. The driver then fled the vehicle on foot. FDPD Officers set up a perimeter and Sergeant Tony Walter arrived on scene with Canine Swamper. Canine Swamper was deployed to track the suspect. Swamper followed the track south toward ICCC and to a ravine on the north side of campus. The suspect was located hiding in the ravine and attempted to flee on foot again. Walter and Swamper were able to gain ground on the suspect. The suspect eventually surrendered and was taken into custody. He was identified at this time as Roy Devlin of Fort Dodge.

Devlin was taken to the Webster County Jail on an outstanding warrant. He was charged with eluding, reckless driving, possession of narcotics, introducing a controlled substance into a jail, no valid drivers license, interference with official acts, and failure to stop for a red light.


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