Man wanted for murder in Florida arrested in northeast Iowa

Devon Cooke
Devon Cooke

State Patrol says he was caught after a 100+ mph chase.

Posted: Apr 6, 2018 1:58 PM
Updated: Apr 6, 2018 8:49 PM

NASHUA, Iowa – A Florida murder suspect is arrested in northeast Iowa.

The Iowa State Patrol says it attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Highway 218 near Nashua around 9:30 am Wednesday. The State Patrol says the chase hit speeds of over 100 miles per hour and the driver swerved into oncoming traffic. Stop sticks were deployed that punctured the tires of the fleeing vehicle and the State Patrol says the 21-year-old driver, Devon Cooke of Miami, Florida, was captured after a short foot chase.

Cooke has been charged with 1st degree OWI, felony eluding, assault on a peace officer, possession with intent to deliver, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, possession of drug paraphernalia, and multiple traffic violations. Authorities say Cooke is also wanted in Florida for 2nd degree murder.

He is being held in the Chickasaw County Jail.

Assisting with this pursuit and arrest were the Iowa Department of Transportation, the sheriff’s offices in Bremer, Chickasaw, and Black Hawk counties, and the Janesville Police Department.

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