MONTROSE – The Lee County Sheriff’s office is looking for an escapee and is asking the public for help in locating the individual.
Shawn DeHaven left the Lee County Jail this morning for a court-ordered work release and removed his GPS ankle monitor and is being sought for escape.
If you have any information about where he might be at, please contact your local Law Enforcement Agency or 911.
DeHaven has a dangerous history of eluding officers and leading law enforcement on chases through residential areas.
In November, the sheriff’s department received information through a CrimeStoppers tip that DeHaven, 46, of Fort Madison, who was wanted for assaulting a peace officer in connection with a high speed chase in Fort Madison where he allegedly rammed a Lee County Sheriff’s vehicle causing major damage but no injuries. That chase took place on April 7 and originated out of Des Moines County. DeHaven was spotted by witnesses who reported it to CrimeStoppers.
Local law enforcement were notified and began pursuing DeHaven on County Road 103 before the suspect pulled over his vehicle and took off on foot. Chief Deputy Will Conlee and a reserve deputy, Gayle Williams, chased DeHaven and Conlee eventually used a TASER to end the chase.