More info. on Montgomery County Chase


May 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department has released additional details about a chase that occurred Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff Joe Sampson said just before 4-p.m., a Montgomery County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle that had run a stop sign at the intersection of 110th Street and D Avenue, but the suspect, later identified as 32-year old Jacob Cochran, of Council Bluffs (and formerly of Red Oak), began to flee.

The pursuit made its way throughout the northern portion of Montgomery County and lasted for about 50-minutes. Along the way Cochran made moves inside the vehicle that the pursuing deputy thought might have been an attempt to reach for a weapon. Just before the chase ended, an Iowa State Patrol Trooper laid down stop sticks, which Cochran’s vehicle ran over. The tires deflated and Cochran lost control of the vehicle in the 1100 block of F Avenue. After the vehicle entered a corn field it became disabled.

Cochran attempted to flee on foot but was captured immediately. Sheriff Sampson said a search of the vehicle revealed no weapon. He says Cochran faces charges that include eluding, along with numerous traffic violations. Cochran remained in the Montgomery County Jail, pending a court appearance.

Sheriff’s officials thank these law enforcement agencies for helping or offering to help in the apprehension of Cochran: The Montgomery County K-9 Unit; Red Oak Police Department; the Page, Cass, Pottawattamie and Mills County Sheriff’s Departments, and the Iowa State Patrol.