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Man in Custody Following Police Chase in Fort Dodge

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FORT DODGE, Iowa — A Fort Dodge man is in custody after he led police on a chase Friday afternoon.

At approximately 2 p.m., Fort Dodge police were dispatched to the 200 block of 9th Avenue North for a possible violation of a no-contact order. When the police arrived, the suspect was stationed outside the caller’s residence in a car. As an officer tried to wave the suspect over to investigate the no contact order violation, the driver refused and drove away from the area.

At approximately 2:20 p.m., another officer found the suspect in the 200 block of 5th Avenue Northwest in Fort Dodge. The officer stopped the man in the vehicle and identified him as 35-year-old Aaron Lee Jones of Fort Dodge.

While authorities were speaking with Jones, he sped off in his car and officers began to pursue him.

Jones was eventually taken into custody at approximately 2:50 p.m. in Pocahontas County after he drove into a ditch trying to avoid tire deflation devices that had been placed at the location.

Jones was transported to Fort Dodge and booked into the Webster County Jail on the charges of eluding law enforcement, operating while intoxicated first offense and interference with official acts.