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Man leads police on high speed chase through Marion


MARION (KWWL) -- The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a Cedar Rapids man lead deputies on a high speed chase through Marion on Monday morning that reached speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

A Linn County Deputy pulled over 26-year old Aaron David Deaton of Cedar Rapids at about 10:18 a.m. Monday morning on Highway 151 in front of Wal-Mart because he had no plates on his red Chevy Blazer.

When Deputy Nick Hamilton walked up to the vehicle, he noticed remnants of meth lab inside the vehicle.

Hamilton did not let on to Deaton what he saw and went back to his patrol car to verify Deaton's information.  He also called for back-up.

When a Marion Police Officer arrive, he and Hamilton began walking back to Deaton's vehicle when Deaton fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

The two officers gave chase to Deaton who was westbound on 7th Avenue, weaving in and out of traffic reaching speeds of up to 80 m.p.h..

Deaton made a sharp turn at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 13th Street when he saw another Linn County Deputy coming from the west.

Deaton drove his Blazer over the sidewalk and got it stuck on a snowbank in the Walgreen's parking lot.

Deaton was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving, Attempting to Elude Police, two counts of Speeding, No Insurance and other traffic violations.

Deaton is also charged with Possession of Precursors because of the meth lab remnants that were found in his Blazer.

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