Guthrie Center man arrested following a brief chase in Cass County


August 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says a Guthrie County man was arrested Saturday night following a brief chase. 25-year old Simon Lee McAlister, of Guthrie Center, was arrested after his vehicle went out of control and ended-up against an embankment. McAlister was arrested on  Felony Eluding and OWI 1st Offense charges. He was also arrested for Failure to Have SR-22 Insurance, and he was cited for Excessive Speed, Failure to Maintain Control, and Violation of a Restricted License. McAlister was taken to the Cass County Jail where he is being held on $7500 bond.

The Sheriff’s Department reports also 46-year old Philip Reed Thompson, of Lewis, was arrested Sunday, on charges of Public Intox and Criminal Mischief 5th Degree. Thompson was taken to the Cass County Jail where he pled guilty later that day and was released.

And, on Friday, 33-year old Timothy James Kroening, of St. Paul, MN, was arrested on a Possession of a Controlled Substance charge, after a deputy investigated a report of a possibly unconscious man in a vehicle on a gravel road north of Atlantic. Kroening was also cited for Open Container. He was brought to the Cass County Jail and released the following day on $1500 bond.