Raymond man charged after high-speed chase

A Raymond man was arrested after a high-speed chase through two counties, Saturday night.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy attempted to stop Anthony Amundson, 36, around 6:15 p.m. for a traffic violation in the 1000 block of 175th Street, north of Jesup.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy attempted to stop Anthony Amundson, 36, around 6:15 p.m. for a traffic violation in the 1000 block of 175th Street, north of Jesup.

“A pursuit was initiated and lasted nearly 50 minutes, traversing roads near Jesup, Elk Run Heights, Raymond, Gilbertville, La Porte City, and Brandon,” Deputy Cory Hartmann with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. “The pursuit reached speed over 100 mph before another Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputy successfully deployed spike strips on Jesup Road at Hwy 20 in Black Hawk County, southwest of Jesup.”

Hartmann said the pursuit ended in the 6300 block of Lafayette Road in Raymond.

Amundson was arrested and faces a charge of eluding, which is an aggravated misdemeanor. He was also cited for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, speeding, not obeying a stop sign and other traffic offenses.

“Amundson also had active arrest warrants out of Black Hawk County,” Hartmann said in the release. “A passenger in the vehicle was detained but subsequently released.”

The incident is still being investigated and further charges are pending, Hartmann said.

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