Car chase leads to two arrests

Thursday pursuit ends near Duncombe

On Thursday, Feb. 15, the Webster City Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to Tolles Automotive, located at 140 Second St. in Webster City, for a burglary report.

According to a press release from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, during the course of the investigation, a red 2008 Nissan Coupe 350 was found to be stolen from the Tolles impound lot along with numerous vehicle keys.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., two males were located inside the red 2008 Nissan Coupe as it re-entered the Tolles property, where a traffic stop of the vehicle was initiated.

The driver, later identified as Nathan T. Ackerson, of Fort Dodge, eluded law enforcement. Ackerson proceeded to elude law enforcement throughout the city of Webster City and eventually entered rural Hamilton County westbound on D-20.

Ackerson reportedly attempted to force a Hamilton County Sheriff’s off of the roadway, resulting in Ackerson’s vehicle to lose control and to be disabled. The pursuit ended near the city of Duncombe on D-20.

Ackerson was arrested and booked in the Hamilton County jail for: burglary in the third degree, theft in the second degree – motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, eluding, reckless driving, driving while barred, felony criminal mischief, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Benjamin S. Myer, of Fort Dodge, the passenger, was arrested and booked in the Hamilton County jail for theft in the second degree – motor vehicle.

The Webster County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol assisted during the investigation.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty by the court of law.