Multi-County Crime Spree Ends with Crash

Updated: 04/09/2014 7:06 PM
Created: 04/09/2014 6:59 PM
By: Steph Crock

(ABC 6 News) --  A 911 call has led to an arrest for other crimes. An apparent crime spree that crossed Minnesota and Iowa state lines.  It started when the Dodge County Sheriff's Office got a call from a 17 year-old woman saying her boyfriend was threatening to kill her. This came to an end following a crash.

It started out as 911 call from a teen worried for her life saying her boyfriend had a gun. "They then tried to do what they could to follow up on that complaint," said Olmsted County Sheriff Dave Mueller. That lead deputies to the 5700 block of Predmore Lane SE in rural Eyota. They set up a perimeter around the house because the man was said to be armed. Turns out, no one was inside.

Later on, there was a crash in Howard County, Iowa near the Minnesota border. Turns out the car was registered to that caller's boyfriend. "We know that there was an accident and that the two occupants of the vehicle, one this juvenil female and the other an adult male, we believe were transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital," said Sheriff Mueller.

After further investigation it was discovered the two had allegedly committed several burglaries including a car theft in Mower County. Olmsted County Officials say they then used a stolen gun for a home invasion in Mitchell County, Iowa. "Iowa authorities shared that they did have a home invasion investigation they were doing that potentially linked these individuals," said Sheriff Mueller.

The 17 year-old told officers her boyfriend forced her to do methamphetamines and to participate in the crimes. The two are still in Rochester for their injuries, but are being guarded by the Iowa State Patrol. No charges have been filed at this time.