High-speed chase ends in Lime Spgs.

The end of the chase as seen by the Tary Kolek family. (Photo by Alisha and Amiah Dewolf.)

The end of the chase as seen by the Tary Kolek family. (Photo by Alisha and Amiah Dewolf.)

Tary Kolek likened it to an episode of “Cops” as four law enforcement vehicles descended on his little corner of Lime Springs at E. Main and N. Miller.

About 7:07 p.m. on April 2, he heard sirens. “I thought the wife was watching T.V. Then I looked out the window and saw officer [Rick] Bush behind the driver door with his gun drawn!”

Shortly thereafter he saw another state patrol vehicle and two deputy sheriffs.

According to Howard County Sheriff Mike Miner, an Iowa State Patrolman [Bush] attempted to stop a vehicle traveling 105 miles per hour on Highway 9, near Oak Ave. A high-speed chase ensued on Oak as the driver, Nicholas Jevne of Cresco, tried to elude law enforcement.

The chase continued until the vehicle stopped in the residential area of Lime Springs.

Kolek observed the driver must have stopped at the stop sign. “They were told to throw the keys out the window, which they did, then their hands were up in the air.”

Jevne was charged with eluding law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A passenger, Michael Torgerson of Cresco, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both suspects were held overnight in Howard County Jail. Jevne posted a $5,000 bond and Torgerson pled guilty to s simple misdemeanor.

Assisting in the pursuit were Iowa State Patrol, Howard County Sheriff and Cresco Police.


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