Search for a man police said eluded them in a stolen vehicle continued for a second day.

Local law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of a Tuesday morning pursuit.

At approximately 6:33 a.m. on Tuesday, an Appanoose County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on South Main Street in Centerville that was reported stolen from Ottumwa.

The driver began eluding the deputy and a short pursuit ensued onto the Centerville Square and then westbound on Washington Street in Centerville. The stolen vehicle continued westbound on Highway 2 from Washington Street. Due to traffic, the pursuit was terminated, according to a press release from the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office.

Dash camera video released by the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office shows the stolen vehicle being pursued for approximately two-and-a-half minutes before the pursuit was terminated.

The driver of the stolen vehicle is described as a white male, clean-shaven, wearing a long sleeve shirt and a white ball cap on backward.

A video of the pursuit and images of the driver there were captured from a local business were released by law enforcement.

Anyone identifying the individual is asked to contact the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office at 641-437-7100.

Kyle Ocker can be reached at or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker



Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Daily Iowegian. Prior to becoming editor, Ocker was a correspondent, sports editor and associate editor at the Daily Iowegian, and was the managing editor of the Knoxville Journal-Express.

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