NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – A Florida murder suspect is going to stand trial for a northeast Iowa chase.
Devon C. Cooke, 21 from Miami Gardens, Florida, is pleading not guilty to possession with intent to deliver marijuana, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, assault on a peace officer, eluding, false reporting, and OWI-1st offense. He was arrested after an April 4 car chase that started on Highway 218 near Nashua and reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour, according to law enforcement.
The Iowa State Patrol says Cooke swerved into oncoming traffic during the pursuit and it ended when stop sticks punctured the tires on his vehicle.
Cooke’s trial is scheduled to start on June 13 in Chickasaw County. Authorities say he is also wanted in Florida on a 2nd degree murder charge.