WEBSTER COUNTY – A Fort Dodge man fled cops in a Cadillac and after stop sticks disabled his ride, he fled into a corn field where he was apprehended.
On September 14, 2021 at approximately 12:51AM a Webster County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle near 290th Street and Samson Avenue in Webster County. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and led the deputy on a pursuit through the southern part of Webster County in the Brushy Creek area.
The vehicle, identified as a 2010 Black Cadillac CTS, eventually struck a Hamilton County Deputy’s stop-stick which disabled the vehicle near 290th Street and Stagecoach in Hamilton County. At approximately 1:03AM the vehicle drove into a corn field where both the driver and the passenger fled on foot into the corn.
The driver refused commands to stop and was pursued on foot by the deputy. The deputy deployed their taser subsequently taking the driver into custody. A perimeter was set up around the field by law enforcement, but the passenger was not located.
Following the pursuit, an investigation was conducted and the driver, 37-year-old Blaine Stockwell of Fort Dodge, was charged with the following:
• Felony Eluding (Class C Felony)
• Felony Possession of Controlled Substance (Class D Felony)
• Driving While Barred Habitual Offender (Aggravated Misdemeanor)
• Possession of Marijuana (Serious Misdemeanor)
• Interference with Official Acts (Simple Misdemeanor)
• Fraudulent Use of Registration (Simple Misdemeanor)
• Operating Non-Registered Vehicle (Simple Misdemeanor)
Stockwell is currently being held in the Webster County Jail on $32,000 cash bond.
This incident remains under investigation.