CLEAR LAKE - Two Iowa men were arrested Thursday night after leading law enforcement on a chase through Clear Lake.
Jared Scott Schneckloth, 31, of Clear Lake and Manilla, was charged with felony theft of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor driving while barred, trespassing, speeding 100 mph in a 45 mph zone, driving under suspension, no insurance, careless driving, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and interference with official acts.
Dylan Patrick Dimig, 26, of Schleswig, was charged with misdemeanor interference with official acts.
At about 10:15 p.m. Thursday, a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputy located a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro near the I-35 and Highway 18 intersection.
The Camaro was reported stolen from rural Clear Lake.
The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop and the driver fled in the Camaro through Clear Lake, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph.
North Iowa received between 1 to 3 inches of snow through the day. Winds ranged from 23 to 31 mph with gusts has high as 44 mph, causing blizzard conditions with blowing snow.
Due to the poor road conditions, the driver lost control of the car west of Clear Lake near McIntosh Road, entering the south ditch.
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The driver and passenger fled on foot through a field.
The passenger, Dimig, was caught after a short foot pursuit and the driver, Schneckloth, was found later hiding inside of a garage. Both were transported to Cerro Gordo County Jail.
Schneckloth is held on two bonds totaling $12,000. Dimig is held on a $300 bond.
No court dates have been set.
The Camaro was damaged during the incident. No one was injured and no patrol vehicles sustained damage.
Iowa State Patrol and Clear Lake Police Department assisted.