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Texas teen girl, just 14, steals pickup truck and leads cops on dangerous North Iowa chase

This news story was published on August 30, 2020.
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GRUVER, IOWA – A Texas teen girl, just 14-years-old, allegedly stole a pickup truck and led cops on a dangerous North Iowa chase.

A juvenile was taken into custody following the vehicle pursuit recently in Emmet County. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, the sheriff’s office was dispatched to Forest Ridge School in Gruver at 1:03pm on August 10th in regard to the report of a runaway juvenile. Upon arrival at Forest Ridge, it was reported that a 14-year-old female was missing and had last been seen at approximately 11:45 AM this same date. While sheriff’s deputies searched the area for the missing teen, a sheriff’s deputy observed what was believed to be the juvenile driving a pickup that was towing a boat in Gruver. The sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on the northbound vehicle in the 1700 block of 450th avenue. The vehicle failed to stop and continued to highway 9 where it turned west nearly being struck by a semi-tractor trailer. The vehicle continued traveling westbound swerving at motorists in traffic. Emmet County Sheriff’s Deputies and Emmet County Conservation initiated a rolling roadblock to stop the vehicle in the 4200 block of Highway 9. During this, the vehicle veered off the road and into a soybean field where the vehicle stopped.

The 14 year old driver from Fort Worth, Texas was taken into custody and transported to the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office before being transported to Central Iowa Detention in Eldora, Iowa. The teen is charged with Theft 2nd degree, Reckless Driving, Eluding a Law Enforcement Vehicle and Failure to Obey a Stop sign.

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One Response to Texas teen girl, just 14, steals pickup truck and leads cops on dangerous North Iowa chase

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 2:21 am

    Lawlessness spreads across the land.