Dubuque Chase

By: News Release
Oct 5th, 2018

    On October 04th, 2018 at approximately 1614 hours a Dubuque County Deputy located a vehicle pulled off on to the shoulder of the roadway on Hwy. 61 near Pitz Road. Upon checking on the vehicle the driver was identified as Michael Anthony Wright-Lee (12-29-1984) of 4680 Oakhurst Way Indianapolis, Indiana. The deputy observed that the registration plates did not match the vehicle and conducted a VIN check, which showed the vehicle to be a 2016 Dodge Charger, that was reported stolen out of Chicago IL.

    While speaking to the driver he fled the scene traveling south bound on Hwy. 61 at a high rate of speed. The deputy did initiate a pursuit with the vehicle and was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Maquoketa Police Department, and the Clinton County Sheriff's Office.

    The pursuit covered approximately 60 miles through Dubuque County, Jackson County, Maquoketa, and then into Clinton County, where a pursuit ending device was successfully deployed, disabling the vehicle. The driver was taken into custody in Clinton County on a charge of Possession of Stolen Property/Theft 2nd Degree.

     Charges are pending in Dubuque County for Eluding, Interference, and traffic violations related to the pursuit.