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Kensett man wanted for high-speed chase surrenders to authorities

KENSETT — A Kensett man wanted for leading authorities on a high-speed chase last month has turned himself in.

The Worth County Sheriff’s Department says 37-year-old Dustin DeVries was accused of fleeing officers after an attempted traffic stop on March 22nd near the intersection of US Highway 65 and 400th Street. The incident turned into a high speed pursuit heading north into Kensett on US 65, with the chase reaching speeds near 90 miles per hour.

The vehicle attempted to drive through a back yard at 103 Maple Street but became stuck in the snow, with the Sheriff’s Department saying DeVries exited the vehicle and ran from the scene, leaving two passengers in the vehicle. One of the two passengers in the vehicle, Jennifer Johnson of Charles City, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant, while the other passenger was released.

DeVries turned himself in to authorities on Friday and faces several charges including eluding, driving while barred, possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as being charged with violating parole.

DeVries is due in court for a preliminary hearing on Thursday.


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