SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Minnesota man pleads not guilty in 100 mph chase

Pursuit started in Albert Lea, ended in Clear Lake rollover.

Posted: Jul. 18, 2018 2:42 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man arrested after a 100 mile per hour chase from Albert Lea to Clear Lake is pleading not guilty to some of the charges against him.

Jacob Aaron Eberly, 32 of Little Falls, Minnesota, is charged in Cerro Gordo County with felony eluding, 2nd degree theft, OWI – 2nd offense, and failure to stop at the scene of a personal injury accident. He was arrested on June 22 after a pursuit by the Iowa State Patrol on I-35 ended when Eberly was rammed by a law enforcement vehicle, went into the median, and rolled.

The chase began in Albert Lea where authorities say Eberly was seen driving a stolen dark blue Hyundai. Police and sheriff’s deputies pursued Eberly but say he was going too fast to catch before he crossed the border into Iowa.

Eberly has pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against him in Cerro Gordo County. No trial date has been set. He is also charged with felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and felony receiving stolen property in Freeborn County. He has not entered a plea yet in that case.

In addition, Eberly is charged with one count of terroristic threats in Hennepin County, MN. He’s accused of making a bomb threat at the Rainforest Café in the Mall of America on June 14. A café employee says he was in the bathroom with Eberly when Eberly said he had a bomb in his backpack. Witnesses say Eberly then left the restaurant in what is described as a panicky state and the restaurant was cleared to allow law enforcement to check for a bomb. None was found.

Eberly has not entered a plea in Hennepin County either.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
40° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 34°
Albert Lea
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 38°
Austin
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 36°
Charles City
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 36°
Rochester
Overcast
38° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 31°
Clouds and light rain will continue to fill in tonight, making for a soggy Sunday.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

BRACKET CRUSHED

Image

Stretch Your Inch

Image

BULLS DEFEAT BLIZZARD

Image

NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPS

Image

TROJANS FOREVER

Image

Tracking Sunday Morning Rain

Image

Tracking Rain Showers Moving In

Image

Free speech on college campuses

Image

Tracking Our Lovely Weekend Start and A Few Drops of Rain

Image

Car fire in Rochester

Community Events