Iowa woman is sentenced in chase that crossed state lines

Published 9:49 am Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Burt, Iowa, woman charged in connection with last month’s high-speed chase that exceeded more than 100 mph was placed on supervised probation for two years Monday in Faribault County District Court.

Sierra King, 18, was sentenced to eight days in jail and was given credit for eight days served.

King pleaded guilty to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle June 13.

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King, the alleged driver of the 2010 Dodge pickup used in the chase, reportedly led officers on the chase that started in Britt, traveled through northern Iowa and crossed into Minnesota June 8.

After the vehicle reportedly entered Kiester with speeds in excess of 100 mph at 11:40 p.m. and was one mile north of Kiester, the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office reportedly deployed spike strips and punctured the vehicle’s right front tire.

The vehicle continued north toward Wells and collided with two Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office squad cars and a utility pole. The chase ended when the pickup lost control and crashed at the intersection of 600th Avenue and 250th Street in Faribault County.

Dennis Countryman, 53, of Titonka, Iowa, is charged with aiding and abetting fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle in connection with the chase and has not entered a plea.

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