A pursuit that began Friday night in Fremont County ended 27 minutes later, but not before an officer was dragged by the vehicle and an Iowa State Patrol car was rammed. 18-year old Dominque James Schlup, of Hastings, was taken into custody in Mills County and charged with Assault on an officer, Eluding, Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree, OWI/2nd offense, Driving While Revoked, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was being held in the Mills County Jail on $15,000 bond.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports the pursuit began after authorities received a report of a vehicle stolen from the vicinity of 110th Street and Plum Creek Road. During the investigation, the vehicle was observed by deputies who tried to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle sped off and wound its way onto several Fremont and Mills County roads, as well as through Malvern and Tabor, at speeds topping 110-miles per hour.
The vehicle was finally stopped on Lambert Avenue, just east of Malvern. During the stop, Schlup dragged officers with the vehicle before it rammed an Iowa State Patrol car. Following the pursuit, a search warrant was executed at 1129 225th Avenue, in Tabor. Several items were removed from the home. Charges are currently pending in Fremont County.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Tabor Police Department, Mills County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.