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Man Leads Police on Chase, Strikes Tree and House in Jasper County

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NEWTON, Iowa – A man lead police on a short chase Tuesday night, before hitting a tree and striking a house.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office initially attempted to stop 28-year-old Scott Cupples for a traffic violation at approximately 8:53 p.m.

However, Cupples proceeded to elude the deputy, which eventually led to a short pursuit in Southwest Newton that lasted 3-4 minutes. The pursuit featured numerous traffic violations, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

At 1510 S. 10th Avenue, Cupples drove up on the yard, hit a small tree and struck a house. He then fled on foot to the backyard as he was still attempting to get away.

He was ultimately apprehended after a short pursuit on foot.

Cupples was charged for several traffic violations and two counts of forgery. He was also charged for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug vehicle.

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