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More Charges, Arrests Possible in Northeast Iowa Investigation

A northeast Iowa man arrested earlier this week after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase in and around Decorah could face additional charges. 

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office says more arrests are also possible as part of their investigation of 20-year-old Michael Foland of Calmar. Thursday, the department assisted the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Calmar Police Department, and Iowa State Patrol in executing a search warrant at a residence in Calmar.  Authorities offered no other details about the search.

Foland was arrested Monday following incidents that  started just before 9:30 p.m. with a deputy pulling over Foland’s vehicle in Decorah.  After stopping briefly, Foland fled in the vehicle and led authorities on a high-speed pursuit north of Decorah, through a farm field and back towards Decorah. As Foland attempted to drive over the dike near Fifth Avenue and College Drive in Decorah, he rolled the vehicle, making it inoperable.

Foland was wanted initially from an incident on April 28th, for which he was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, failure to affix a drug stamp and violation of probation. As a result of his actions Monday night,  Foland was additionally charged with aggravated misdemeanor eluding, serious misdemeanor possession of controlled substance, and simple misdemeanor interference with official acts, plus  reckless driving. 


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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