Driver in Sunday pursuit identified

DCI: Mosley found with self-inflicted gunshot wound

-Messenger photo by Kelby Wingert
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation identified Isiah C. Mosley, 18 of Fort Dodge, as the driver that led Iowa State Patrol troopers on a multi-county pursuit that ended in the outskirts of Fort Dodge on Sunday. In a press release, the DCI also revealed that Mosley had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is in a Des Moines hospital for treatment.

After leading Iowa State Patrol troopers on a 60-mile high-speed pursuit on Sunday afternoon, a Fort Dodge man was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, 18-year-old Isiah Mosley was stopped by a state patrol trooper in Carroll around 2:44 p.m. for a tinted window violation. After making contact with Mosley, the trooper requested a K-9. When the K-9 alerted officers to something inside the vehicle, troopers asked Mosley to step out of the car. He then sped off.

Mosley led troopers on a 60-mile high-speed pursuit through Carroll, Calhoun and Webster counties. The pursuit reached speeds as high as 112 mph.

The pursuit ended on Old Highway 20 just west of U.S. Highway 169 shortly before 4 p.m. when the Iowa State Patrol made “intentional contact” with the fleeing car, sending both vehicles into the north ditch near the AmericInn.

Troopers approached the vehicle and found Mosley with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a loaded .45-caliber handgun next to him.

Officers and later medics with the Fort Dodge Fire Department performed CPR and Mosley was transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center by ambulance. According to the DCI, Mosley was later transported to a hospital in Des Moines for further treatment of his injuries.

Mosley’s condition was not released by authorities on Monday. It is unclear if he will be facing any criminal charges, or what those charges might be.

At the scene of the wreck at the end of the pursuit, the Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Fort Dodge Police Department, Fort Dodge Fire Department and Webster County Sheriff’s Office.

Mosley is well-known to law enforcement in Fort Dodge. He is currently awaiting trial on a bevy of charges, including second-degree kidnapping, assault causing serious injury, false imprisonment, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, going armed with intent and multiple charges of control of a firearm by a felon.

On Thursday, Mosley was arrested in Carroll on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief after he allegedly threw a shoe at his girlfriend’s car, shattering the driver’s side front door window. He was released on $1,000 cash bond later that day.


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