An Iowa man is facing numerous charges in Clark and Scotland counties as well as Iowa following several high-speed pursuits stemming from a stolen vehicle report in Van Buren County, IA.
According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, Randall L. Walker, 24, of Ottumwa, IA, was taken into custody in rural Scotland County at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25th.
Just before noon, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office contacted Scotland County to advise a deputy was in pursuit of a white Dodge pickup that had been checked at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was leading toward the Scotland County line when it was terminated by the officer due to road conditions.
A second Clark County officer relocated the suspect vehicle and reportedly clocked it at 100 mph, initiating a second chase near Wyaconda, that turned onto Route E heading west toward Scotland County.
Sheriff Wayne Winn as well as a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper responded to the area. At the same time, the Scotland County dispatch received a citizen complaint on a vehicle matching the description traveling at a high rate of speed on Route H, north of Arbela.
Sheriff Winn and the trooper both responded to the area, and reportedly located the suspect vehicle pulled over on the side of the road at the intersection of county roads 700 and 702 with a suspect standing outside of the vehicle on the passenger side.
Walker was taken into custody at that time.
The vehicle was identified as being stolen out of Cantril, IA. Officers from the Clark County pursuits also identified it as their suspect vehicle in the high-speed chases. Further investigation identified the driver and the vehicle as suspects in a fuel theft at Gas & More in Memphis earlier in the day.
Walker was booked into the Scotland County jail and was later transported to the Clark County jail before waiving extradition to Iowa.
Charges are pending in Scotland and Clark counties for Walker stemming from the incidents. He is facing charges in Davis and Van Buren counties in Iowa stemming from vehicle theft(s).