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More than 20 agencies hunt for man in cornfield

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Eighteen different law enforcement agencies joined the search for a suspicious man in Cedar County Thursday. 

A complaint was first called into the Cedar County Sheriff's Office around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, about a man knocking at the door of a home in the are of Jackson Avenue and Jackson Road.  During an investigation, a deputy found a car sitting in the Red Oak public hunting area.  After a short chase, the driver of the vehicle got out of the car and ran away.

Authorities say they identified the driver as 32-year-old Daniel Beeding of Wapello, who was later spotted in Tipton around 11:30 a.m.  The sheriff's office received complaints of someone matching his description as acting strange and asking to use a cell phone.
Authorities say after being spotted in Tipton, Beeding was able to get away, but later seen running into a cornfield.

Beeding was arrested in the area of 990 Cedar Valley Road, about two miles west of where he was last seen on Logan Avenue. 

In addition to the Cedar County Sheriff's Office, here are the other agencies who helped in the search:

Tipton Police and Fire
Johnson County Sheriff's Office
Muscatine County Sheriff's Office
Wilton Police and Fire
Bennett Fire
Clarence Police and Fire
Durant Police Department
West Branch Police and Fire
Louisa County Sheriff's Office
Iowa State Patrol
Marion Police Department
Mechanicsville Fire
University of Iowa Police
Cedar County Coop
Liquid Grow
Cedar County Emergency Management

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