Rockwell City man leads deputies on high-speed chase

A Rockwell City man reached speeds of over 90 miles per hour while leading a Webster County Sheriff’s deputy on a pursuit through Fort Dodge early Tuesday morning.

According to criminal complaints and Webster County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Walter, Deputy Matt Burns attempted to stop Ray Hollers, 27, of Rockwell City, for a traffic violation in the 900 block of South 17th Street in Fort Dodge shortly before 3:30 a.m.

Walter said Hollers refused to stop and led Burns on a high-speed pursuit through the city. At one point, officers with the Fort Dodge Police Department deployed stop sticks and flattened Hollers’ vehicle tires. The pursuit lasted about 20 minutes before Hollers ultimately lost control and went over the curb at Eighth Avenue North and North Seventh Street near the skateboard park.

Hollers was arrested and a passenger, Jeremy Altman, 41, of Fort Dodge, attempted to flee on foot before being apprehended.

According to the criminal complaint, narcotics were recovered as a result of the pursuit.

Hollers was charged with felony eluding and driving with a suspended license. Walter said that further charges related to the narcotics seized are pending the continued investigation.

Altman was charged with interference with official acts.


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