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Iowa City man arrested after high-speed chase in northeast Cedar Rapids

Kendale Jones
Kendale Jones

CEDAR RAPIDS — An Iowa City man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through northeast Cedar Rapids.

According to the criminal complaint, officers clocked a 2018 Hyundai Tucson going 78 mph in a 60 mph zone around 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 380 northbound near Collins Road NE.

Cedar Rapids police said officers initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle appeared to slow as it exited the interstate onto Collins Road NE toward Center Point Road NE.

Police said the vehicle stopped for a moment near Center Point Road and Werner Avenue NE, but as the officer left his vehicle, the Hyundai sped off and ran a red light at Center Point Road and 42nd Street NE.

As the pursuit continued, officers said the vehicle reached speeds up to 100 mph before getting on I-380 southbound.

Police said the vehicle finally came to a stop after Linn County deputies deployed stop sticks at the Wright Brothers Boulevard exit.

Police identified the driver as Kendale Jones, 22. He faces charges of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), attempt to elude, driving while license is under suspension, reckless driving and multiple traffic violations.


Jones also had warrants for revocation out of Linn County on forgery, two counts of third-degree robbery and absence from custody charges.

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