FD man jailed after high-speed pursuit; Gray drove down dead end road

GOWRIE — A Fort Dodge man is in jail after he led police on a high-speed pursuit through rural Webster County, according to Gowrie Police Chief Patrick Monaghan.

Anthony Gray, 33, is charged with eluding, driving while barred, and interference with official acts.

Monaghan said he saw Gray in a Mercury Sable at the intersection of 350th Street and Easter Avenue.

Gray had outstanding warrants for his arrest, so Monaghan activated his lights to stop him.

He pulled Gray over at the 3300 mile of Fairbanks Avenue at about 3:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Monaghan said he exited his patrol vehicle and approached Gray’s vehicle.

“I got about to the front bumper and he took off on me,” Monaghan recalled.

Monaghan said the chase “snaked through county roads” before Gray led police on U.S. Highway 169.

Once on the highway, Monaghan said speeds reached in excess of 100 mph.

The chase ended on a dead end road on East Street in Otho.

Gray then bailed out of his car on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Gray was apprehended at about 3:52 p.m.

He was taken into custody without further incident, according to Monaghan.

No injuries were reported.

Gray is being held in the Webster County Jail. Additional charges may be pending, Monaghan said.

Monaghan was assisted by the Dayton Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, and Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement.


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