A manhunt for a suspect wanted on several felony arrest warrants that started in early September ended with his apprehension late last week in northeast Iowa.
The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Jon Moreland was taken into custody Thursday on outstanding arrest warrants in Clayton County. Moreland will remain in custody in the Clayton County Jail for the time being, but upon his release there, Moreland will be transported to Winneshiek County Jail in Decorah on outstanding Winneshiek County arrest warrants.
On September 3rd, law enforcement began a search for Moreland, who was wanted on multiple felony warrants in Iowa and Wisconsin, after the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls of a suspicious person in the area. That led to an attempted traffic stop of Moreland, who then sped away from authorities before abandoning the vehicle about three miles east of Decorah and then fleeing on foot into a secluded, wooded area.
A second subject involved with Moreland and also wanted on multiple arrest warrants out of Wisconsin was arrested that same weekend, but Moreland remained at-large until his arrest last week.
The Iowa DNR, Winneshiek County Emergency Management, Decorah Police, Iowa State Patrol, and Crawford County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office, along with the Decorah Volunteer Fire Department assisted in the original search for Moreland, which also included drone imaging and K9 tracking.