Deputies make arrests in connection with Monday chase

Two others arrested as part of investigation and searches

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR

ARGYLE – A Burlington man has been arrested in connection with a chase and hunt that took place near Argyle Monday morning.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over a stolen F250 truck out of Des Moines Monday morning and the driver led police on a chase through central Lee County at speeds exceeding 100 mph, before ditching the truck in a creek bed and taking off on foot.

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Wednesday morning, Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber released information about an arrest made Tuesday evening in the case.

According to the release, on Tuesday the sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division, The Lee County Narcotics Task Force, and the Lee County Joint Special Response Team executed a search warrant in the 2400 block of 340th Street where they believed the suspect was located.

As a result they recovered a second truck stolen out of Hancock County and a trailer that was stolen with the F250.

A resident at the address, David Alan Londrie was taken into custody and charged with two counts of theft. Law enforcement officers also arrested Michael Joe Spring on an outstanding warrant for providing false information.

At about 6:30 p.m. law enforcement responded to the 2900 block of 180th Avenue where a call had come in about a suspicious male who matched the description of the suspect from Monday, was being detained by citizens.

The male was identified as Scot Andrew Flora, 50, of Burlington, and officials allege that Flora was the man driving the stolen vehicle and eluding officers on Monday.

Flora has been charged with aggravated eluding and felony theft. He was taken to the UnityPoint Emergency Room in Keokuk for possible dehydration.

Weber said the case is still under investigation and more charges could be filed. Weber also extended a thank you to the citizens involved in helping bring Flora into custody.

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