Felony Eluding

By: News Release
Apr 10th, 2019

On 4-9-19 at approximately 12:09 AM a Fayette County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle refused to stop and a pursuit occurred.  The pursuit concluded when the defendant lost control of his 2003 Nissan car causing it to enter the ditch.  The defendant was identified as Layne Williams 23 of Oelwein. Williams was arrested and charged with Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving and Careless Driving. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting and initial appearance. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oelwein Police Department, Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Oran Fire Department and First Responders, and Mercy Oelwein Ambulance.  The defendant’s vehicle was considered a total loss and he was un injured.