Two arrested following chase through Council Bluffs that ended at IWCC

Photo: Council Bluffs Police Department

(Council Bluffs, IA) -- Two people are behind bars following a police chase through Council Bluffs.

Council Bluffs Police say around 10:00 Tuesday morning, officers were checking the area around the Bomgaars store on Kanesville Blvd for a stolen Grey Hyundai Santa Fe. CBPD says officers spotted the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on East Kanesville. Investigators say an officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, but stopped the attempt when the vehicle fled, driving erratically.

Police say the vehicle went off road and onto a dirt road towards the Iowa Western Community College Campus. CBPD says officers converged on the area to check the IWCC Campus to see if they could locate the vehicle, which they found abandoned in the area of the Towers Dorm on the IWCC Campus. Investigators say a perimeter search of the area was conducted. The officer who had attempted to stop the vehicle was able to provide a description of the two suspects, 32 year old Jeremy Belt and 27 year old Jamia Sutton. Belt and Sutton were located running through the campus grounds into the woods and creek bottom. CBPD says both were taken into custody after a foot pursuits.

During the course of the incident IWCC was kept in continual communication as to the event once it was determined the suspects were heading towards the campus. IWCC put into effect their Campus Threat Protocol. Once the two suspects were apprehended IWCC was immediately notified they could come out of their lock down. CBPD says due to the quick action of the campus, "It is firmly believed this kept the suspects from being able to get into any of their facilities." There were no guns found, no shots fired and the suspects were found unarmed. There were no reported injuries.

The list of charges on the suspects are pending but include theft & eluding.

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