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Pair apprehended in stolen vehicle after chase

July 11, 2013
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Two persons face multiple charges after a chase Tuesday night, July 9, ended up in a cornfield near Toledo Heights on Business Highway 30.

Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera said Jacob Daniel Fay, 28, address listed as homeless, was the driver of the vehicle which was reported as stolen from Omaha. His passenger was identified as Nicole Cecelia Rhode, 31, Belleve, Neb.

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Ellenbecker attempted to stop the vehicle for speeding near Tama County Road E66 and U.S. 30 east of Tama at 9:46 p.m. The vehicle fled and was pursued onto the U.S. 30 Expressway at Tama and onto Business 30 in Toledo and stopped on the city's west side with assistance from Tama and Toledo police.

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Jacob Daniel Fay - Nicole Cecelia Rhode

-Tama County Sheriff's Office Booking Photos

Fay and Rhode both were charged with felony possession of stolen property- the 2005 Jeep in which they were riding - and identity theft for allegedly being in possession of credit or debit cards which did not belong to them.

Fay also was charged with two counts of 2nd degree criminal mischief for driving through both a soybean field and cornfield causing damage over $1,000 but less than $10,000, felony eluding, speeding 90 mph in a 55 zone and no driver's license.

Kucera said there is a hold on Fay who may face additional charges elsewhere including Omaha.

Both suspects continue to be held in the Tama County Jail in Toledo. There is no bond for Fay and a bond of $10,000 cash or surety was set for Rhode by Magistrate Ann Kuhter following initial appearances in court on Wednesday.

The Iowa State Patrol also is assisting in the investigation, Kucera said.



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