Osage man pleads guilty to being in high-speed chase

MASON CITY — An Osage man involved in a high-speed chase for the second time this year in Cerro Gordo County has pleaded guilty.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says in the early morning hours of September 19th, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop near the intersection of County Road B-20 and Mallard Avenue northwest of Mason City, with the vehicle driving away at a high rate of speed. A pursuit lasted several miles through northern Cerro Gordo and southern Worth counties with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour.

The vehicle eventually left the roadway and went into a corn field on State Highway 9 west of Hanlontown. 37-year-old Eric Jensen was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit in the corn field.

Jensen on Tuesday entered written pleas of guilty to eluding and possession of methamphetamine third or subsequent offense. Jensen is scheduled to be sentenced on January 16th.

Jensen was previously arrested on April 9th after a pursuit in southeastern Mason City which ended when he crashed into a vehicle and utility pole. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 100 days in jail.

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