Late last week a high speed chase that began in Mount Pleasant and ended with a crash in Jefferson County, led to the arrest of an Ottumwa pair. Mount Pleasant Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle at the Best Western Hotel located on North Grand Ave, that’s when the driver, 23 year old Dylan DeKraai fled at a high rate of speed heading west on Highway 34.
The vehicle crashed near Lockridge, DeKraai and the vehicles passenger 25 year old Sydney Mallonee attempted to flee on foot before being captured after a brief chase. DeKraai is charged with fraudulent use of registration, driving while barred, eluding, interference with official acts and possession of a controlled substance. Mallonee was charged with drug possession and both were taken to the Henry County Jail.