A vehicle pursuit that began in Burlington ended in Henry County on Friday, Feb. 2.
Around 11:50 p.m., an officer from the Burlington Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle for a suspected narcotics violation. According to police reports, the vehicle refused to stop for the officer and was last seen headed west on Highway 34 from Main St. in downtown Burlington. Des Moines County Deputies located this vehicle on Highway 34 near the Broadway overpass in West Burlington.
Again, the vehicle failed to yield to an emergency vehicle and led Des Moines County Deputies on a pursuit into Henry County. Stop sticks were used by assisting Henry County deputies on the suspect vehicle, which successfully punctured two of the vehicles? tires. The vehicle stopped on Highway 34 near mile marker 44 in Henry County.
Four subjects were detained without incident. The driver of the vehicle, Aaliyah Vandyon Williams, 23 years old, of Burlington, was arrested and transported to the Des Moines County Jail. Williams was booked into the jail for eluding (aggravated misdemeanor), speeding, driving under suspension and reckless driving (all three simple misdemeanors).
Burlington Police and Des Moines County Sheriff?s deputies were assisted by the Henry County Sheriff?s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, and the New London Police Department. Nobody was injured during the incident.
All subjects are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.