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UPDATE: Council Bluffs Police name suspects in chase that led to lockdown at IWCC

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Posted at 10:53 AM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 15:20:43-04

UPDATE 2:00 p.m.

Two suspects are in custody after a chase with police in and around the campus of Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs.

The suspects are 32-year-old Jeremy J. Belt and 27-year-old Jamia D. Sutton. They were unarmed.

Here is a timeline of events according to the Council Bluffs Police Department:

  • Officers near the Bomgaars store (2803 E Kanesville Blvd) looking for a stolen grey Hyundai Santa Fe.
  • A vehicle was spotted traveling at a high rate of speed on East Kanesville.
  • A traffic stop was attempted on the vehicle but the vehicle fled while driving erratically.
  • The vehicle went off-road and onto a dirt road towards the IWCC Campus.
  • Officers then went on campus to search for the vehicle.
  • Police located the vehicle abandoned on campus.
  • A perimeter search of the area was conducted.
  • Suspects were located running through the campus grounds into the woods and creek.
  • Both suspects were then taken into custody after a foot pursuit.

During the incident, IWCC was kept in constant communication with the police during this incident.

IWCC put into effect its Campus Threat Protocol, according to police. IWCC was also immediately notified it could come out of campus lockdown when the suspects were apprehended.

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