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Southeast Iowa man accused of stealing motorcycle and driving on the wrong side of the highway

Des Moines County Sheriff's deputies made an arrest following a pursuit with a man on a stolen...
Des Moines County Sheriff's deputies made an arrest following a pursuit with a man on a stolen motorcycle(source: Des Moines Co. Sheriff's office)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 5:28 PM CDT
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DES MOINES COUNTY, Iowa (KYOU) -A Southeast Iowa man is facing several charges following a police pursuit in Des Moines County.

The sheriff’s office press release says deputies got a call on Tuesday morning around 6:15 about a motorcyclist who was broken down in a ditch along Highway 61 and the man appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

When they arrived, they found the man who then got the motorcycle running and drove off before deputies could speak with him.

The man pulled into a business and deputies followed. One of the deputies recognized the man as 42-year-old Justin Trout.

Deputies say Trout gave them a false name and appeared to be on drugs.

When deputies tried to turn off the motorcycle and have Trout get off it, he assaulted the deputy and drove off.

From there Trout drove the motorcycle into Lee County, where the motorcycle stalled.

Trout then rolled into a ditch throwing him off and Deputies were able to place him in custody.

Deputies learned that Trout had an outstanding arrest warrant from Lee County.

They also learned through the course of the investigation that Trout had stolen the motorcycle from a residence in Danville the previous night.

He is charged with; Eluding-25MPH over the speed limit, 25MPH over in Work zone, Assault on a Peace Officer, Driving Wrong Way on a two-lane Highway, OWI, Interference with Official Acts, Theft, Driving While license revoked, and for a Lee County Warrant for Absent from Custody.

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