Two People Arrested for Crime Spree, Burglaries

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JASPER COUNTY, Iowa — Two people are behind bars for going on a crime spree through multiple cities.

Police say 23-year-old Kelsi Spears, of Kellogg, and 37-year-old Elijah Utterback, of Ottumwa, broke into a Reasnor home Wednesday night.

The two allegedly assaulted a person inside then took off in separate cars. Spears led officers on a chase through Newton, but he was eventually arrested.

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Spears faces multiple charges including first-degree burglary, second-degree theft and eluding.

Utterback left his car and fled from officers on foot. Officers set up a perimeter and he was found hiding under a tree. He was arrested and is also facing multiple charges, including first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.


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