Vehicle pursuit leads to arrest

Law enforcement in Tama County responded to a vehicle pursuit Sunday that began on the Meskwaki Settlement and wound up in a residential neighborhood in Traer.

According to court documents and officials with the Tama County Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified man ditched his black BMW coupe on South Cherry Street in Traer after avoiding arrest and initiating the pursuit.

Witnesses in Traer saw the man walking nearby the Traer city pool. Officials said the man in question did not pose an imminent threat to the community and in a statement Monday, indicated they believed him to no longer be in the Traer area.

The Meskwaki Nation Police Department was the initial agency involved with the incident. Multiple agencies including the Tama County Sheriff’s Office were also involved.

Though the identity and details around the male driver involved in the pursuit remain unclear, court documents indicate an arrest was made Sunday in connection to the incident.

Justina Lynn Davis, 29, of Hampton was arrested and charged Sunday by Meskwaki Nation police for interference with official acts after she was seen on video leaving the Meskwaki Casino with the driver of the vehicle involved in the pursuit, prior to it fleeing from officers.

Witnesses told officers that Davis exited the vehicle in Traer on South Cherry Street holding bags and soon left the area.

Davis was located in the bathroom of the Traer city pool, a few blocks away from where the car was left. Officers claimed Davis had changed clothes after leaving the vehicle and told them she was not involved in the chase and was waiting for a man she met on Bumble to return home.

Davis was released on a $300 bond and is scheduled to appear before the court in Tama County on July 2.

Davis is currently facing separate charges in Black Hawk County for first degree robbery in connection with an armed robbery incident last March in Waterloo. She is alleged to have driven the getaway vehicle for multiple suspects that attempted to rob an armored car at gun point.

Davis is set to stand trial in the Black Hawk County case in late August.

It is unclear if the man in question was apprehended or arrested following the incident Sunday. Details of the attempted arrest and vehicle pursuit are not yet available.