Pursuit With Speeds Over 100 Miles-Per-Hour Leads to Arrest in Clay County

A man was arrested after a high-speed pursuit that lasted several miles in Clay County.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, 48-year-old Michael Daniels of Dickens was arrested around 12:10am on Saturday. Deputies had attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Daniels in the 22-hundred mile of 320th Street. Daniels failed to stop, leading to a pursuit that lasted approximately 13 miles with speeds over a hundred miles an hour. The pursuit ended when Daniels lost control of his vehicle and went into the ditch in the 29-hundred mile of 320th Street.

Daniels attempted to flee on foot after the vehicle became disabled. Following a short foot pursuit, deputies were able to apprehend Daniels. No injuries occurred. Only the Daniels vehicle was damaged during the incident, which happened when it entered the ditch.

Daniels was charged with Felony Eluding, Driving While Barred, Speeding , Improper Use of Registration, Operation Without Registration, No Proof of Insurance, and Failure to Maintain Control. Daniels was given a citation and was released from the Clay County Jail after posting bond. The Spencer Police Department assisted the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.


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