Police Chase Leads to Arrest and Unknown Chemicals

Updated: 05/12/2014 8:20 AM
Created: 05/10/2014 9:52 PM
By: Hannah Tran

(ABC 6 News) -- What was initially a police chase over a felony arrest warrant became an investigation into possible explosives.

The Bloomington Bomb Squad was in Spring Valley this morning, right at County Road 1 and 240th street, to investigate some unknown chemicals in a colorfully painted, blue bus parked right next to a home.

"This event all started with one of my deputies seeing a guy shortly after midnight," said Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen.

He's talking about 30-year-old Sonny Juday of Spring Valley, a felony arrest warrant was on his tail and a chase followed.

"Then we ended up here at this residence," said Jensen.

That residence belonged to Juday's father. It was during that search for Juday on the property when authorities noticed some packaged chemicals inside the blue bus.

"So our people sent some photos to the Bloomington bomb squad," said Jensen.

The bomb squad investigated late into the morning. They didn't find explosives or bombs, but remained wary of these unknown chemicals.

"It could be explosives and the way that the items were sitting in there were concerning," said Jensen.

But concern over the chase ended when Juday gave himself up. But, what exactly those chemicals were and its purpose remains unknown.

Juday will be facing additional charges for fleeing police as well. He's currently in custody at Fillmore County Jail and he will appear next week in the county's District Court.