Iowa chase leads to Florida murder suspect's arrest

(CHICKASAW COUNTY, Iowa)   A Florida murder suspect has been arrested after a high speed chase in northeast Iowa.    Troopers tried to stop a speeder on Highway 218 near Nashua  Thursday morning at approximately 9:30.   

The Iowa State Patrol says the driver hit speeds of more than 100-miles per hour, and drove south at oncoming traffic.   Authorities used stop-sticks to pop the tires.  The vehicle lost control south of Janesville in Black Hawk County.  The driver ran, deputies caught him in a farm field.  Twenty-one-year-old Devon Cooke, of Miami, Florida was charged with OWI and other traffic charges,  as well as eluding,  and assault on a peace officer.   He's also charged with possession with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.   

Cooke is in Chickasaw County Jail, awaiting extradition to Dade County Florida, where he's wanted for 2nd degree murder.

Assisting in the pursuit was Iowa DOT Enforcement, Bremer County Sheriff’s Department. Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department, Blackhawk County Sheriff’s Department and Janesville Police Department.

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