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Iowa man arrested after high-speed chase

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Fulton Police watch as a tow truck begins to haul a vehicle away on Acker Road between Morrison and Fulton on Friday morning. A Clinton, Iowa, man was arrested and two other people were taken into custody after the car was driven during a high-speed chase from Iowa into Illinois.

FULTON – A Clinton, Iowa, man was arrested Friday after a high-speed police chase from Clinton to Fulton.

Deandre R. Anthony, 20, is charged with aggravated fleeing, eluding, and several traffic charges, according to a Fulton police news release. 

Two other people also were taken into custody; police declined to release their names because they had not been charged in Whiteside County. Clinton Police said more charges are pending, but would not name the other two people because they have not been charged.

According to the police account:

At 10:15 a.m Friday, Fulton police were contacted by Clinton police about a white 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora they were trying to pull over that was attempting to drive into Illinois across the state Route 136 bridge.

Police say the man and his passengers were wanted in connection with an altercation in Clinton.

Fulton police spotted the car speeding across the bridge and tried to deploy stop sticks. 

The car swerved to avoid the sticks and continued to weave in and out of traffic. The car then drove east on state Route 136 before turning onto Route 30.

The car then turned onto Acker Road and stopped. One person was arrested at the vehicle, while Anthony and another passenger fled on foot. They were arrested a short time later, according to police.

In 2010, Anthony was sentenced in Whiteside County to 4 years’ probation for delivery of a controlled substance.


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