Public Safety

Man arrested after high-speed chase, next-day foot chase in southwest Cedar Rapids

Chad Lloyd
Chad Lloyd

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 52-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after a high-speed pursuit through southwest Cedar Rapids.

Chad A. Lloyd is charged with felony eluding and interference with official acts, in addition to multiple traffic violations.

Cedar Rapids police said Lloyd was driving a 2003 Chevrolet K1500 pickup around 11 p.m. Monday near Edgewood Road and Williams Boulevard SW. Officers noticed a broken rear license plate light cover and tried to initiate a traffic stop, but Lloyd sped away.

Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said Lloyd managed to elude officers when he abandoned the truck in the railroad yard just west of 12th Street and north of 33rd Avenue SW and fled the area. Police couldn’t find Lloyd that night, Buelow said.

The following night around 8:40 p.m., officers were called to ADM Railcar Repair at 3150 12th St. SW, where three people were walking along the route of the previous night’s pursuit. Buelow said all three were trespassing on railroad property.

Police stopped two of the individuals, but the third — later identified as Lloyd — ran into the nearby woods. Buelow said officers gave chase, and Lloyd was arrested after a brief foot pursuit.

Police said their investigation found that Lloyd had thrown methamphetamine from the vehicle during the Monday night chase.

Buelow said the investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be filed.

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