Missouri woman arrested on drug, weapon charges after chase from Cerro Gordo County to southern Minnesota

MASON CITY — A high speed chase that started in Cerro Gordo County and ended in south-central Minnesota last night has resulted in the arrest of a Missouri woman.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says shortly after 7 o’clock last night, they attempted to stop a pickup truck for speeding on County Road B-20. The truck turned onto Interstate 35 and fled, reaching speeds up to 110 miles per hour, with the driver throwing items out of the vehicle that were later recovered.

The driver traveled north through Worth County and across the state border into Freeborn County, where the driver drove off the roadway to avoid stop sticks, stopped and was taken into custody.

During a search of the truck, a loaded rifle was allegedly found. Deputies say among the items allegedly found thrown out of the pickup included methamphetamine and marijuana.

Cerro Gordo County warrants have been filed against 45-year-old Monica Lynch of Liberty Missouri for felony eluding, possession of a firearm as a felon, possession of meth, possession of marijuana, littering and not having a driver’s license. Lynch is being held in the Freeborn County Jail awaiting extradition back to Iowa.

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