(Update) s.w. Iowa man & woman arrested after pursuit


June 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

In an update to our story at 7-a.m., the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a man and woman were arrested early this (Thursday) morning following the pursuit of a stolen1995 Ford Ranger pickup. Officials say at around 1:30-a.m., Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop the pickup in the 400 block of Linden Street, in Red Oak. The truck, which had been reported stolen, was occupied by 33-year old Jacob Allen Cochran, of Red Oak, and 24-year old Storm Louise Armstrong, of Corning.

Cochran was driving the pickup, and authorities say he tried to elude law enforcement. The pursuit ended, and the suspects were taken into custody, just before 2-a.m. at 110th Street and Spruce Avenue in Montgomery County. During the chase, Cass County Deputy Ryan Johnson was laying down stop sticks, when Cochran allegedly tried to run over Johnson, and a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy. He was subsequently charged with Assault on a Peace Officer with intent to inflict serious injury.

Cochran faces additional charges of Felony eluding, driving while revoked, theft of a motor vehicle, OWI/2nd offense (drug-related), reckless driving, and providing contraband (Methamphetamine) into a jail facility. His bond was set at $5,000. Armstrong faces a charge of Interference with official acts. Her bond was set at $300.

Assisting in the chase and apprehension of the suspects was officers with the Red Oak Police Dept., the Red Oak Police and Cass County K-9 units, and Cass County Sheriff’s Department.