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Fairfield man faces several charges in connection with a weekend chase

Phillip Argo, Jr is charged with felony eludingand weapons charges following a chase with the Jefferson County Sheriff's office on September 6th.
Phillip Argo, Jr is charged with felony eludingand weapons charges following a chase with the Jefferson County Sheriff's office on September 6th.(source: Jefferson Co. Attorney)
Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 4:22 PM CDT
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - On Sunday, September 6th around 1:15 p.m. a Jefferson County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 34.

The vehicle failed to stop for the deputy.

Authorities say the suspect vehicle exited the highway at exit 212 and proceeded south on Highway 1.

The pursuit then went out onto county gravel roads and eventually back to Fairfield. The vehicle continued through town and into Leisure Living where the driver was caught.

Authorities arrested 36-year-old Phillip Morgan Argo Jr, of Fairfield Iowa.

He was charged with felony eluding and weapons charges, as well as numerous traffic offenses up to and including excessive speed, eluding, reckless driving, and operating on a suspended driving license.

Argo is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $10,000.00 bond. Investigation continues and further felony weapons charges are pending.

Assisting the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was the Fairfield Police Department.

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