A standoff after a high-speed chase with law enforcement in Mason City on Friday afternoon ended with two men in custody.
The Mason City Police Department said the events began when an Iowa State Patrol trooper attempted to stop a vehicle west of downtown Mason City shortly before 12:30 p.m. friday. The driver refused to stop and a chase ensued until the vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree in the 300 block of 1st Northwest Street. Two occupants of the vehicle then fled on foot.
Authorities secured a perimeter around the area and a subject was arrested shortly after fleeing the crash. The other fled to a nearby residence. Officials believed the occupants may have been armed. Troopers worked to call the second suspect for several hours and at around 4 p.m. officers forced their way into the structure, used pepper spray to identify the location of the suspect, who surrendered and was arrested by soldiers. After receiving medical treatment at the scene, he was allowed to be transported to Cerro Gordo County Jail.
Authorities arrested the driver, Cody Dakin, 35, for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Class B felony; for escaping a pursuing law enforcement officer and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, both Class D felonies; plus interference in official acts, a serious offence.
Michael Dalluge, 27, was also taken into custody for possession with criminal intent class C to deliver methamphetamine, in addition to being a criminal in possession of a firearm, interference in the acts officials.
The Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force Special Operations Group, and Mason City Fire Department also have helped on the spot.