Public Safety

Three face burglary charges after breaking into construction site, leading police on chase

Rebekah Lynne McWherter, Ryan James Mullnix, and Ray Allen Troyer
Rebekah Lynne McWherter, Ryan James Mullnix, and Ray Allen Troyer

Three people face burglary charges after they allegedly broke into the Stoney Point Meadows construction site and fled when police arrived, leaving officers on a high-speed chase.

According to criminal complaints, Cedar Rapids police officers were dispatched Thursday to 1900 Stoney Point Road in Cedar Rapids.

When they arrived, Rebekah L. McWherter, 20, and Ray A. Troyer, 24, both of Cedar Rapids, and Ryan J. Mullnix, 30, of Williamsburg, got in a truck and sped away, the complaints said.

The criminal complaints identified Troyer as the driver, allegedly leading officers on a “high-speed chase exceeding the posted speed limit by 25 miles per hour or more.”

The trio eventually stopped in the 5500 block of Sharon Lane SW, where McWherter and Mullnix were apprehended, according to the complaint.

Troyer fled on foot, the complaint said, leading officers on a brief foot chase. When he was apprehended, the complaint states Troyer admitted he had used “ice” before the incident and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

McWherter, Mullnix and Troyer were each charged with third-degree burglary.

Troyer faces additional charges of attempt to elude, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, interference of official acts and possession of a controlled substance.

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