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Oskaloosa Man Apprehended After High Speed Chase

An Oskaloosa man is in custody at the Jasper County Jail after a high speed chase through Polk and Jasper Counties.

Derek Mullennax, age 35 of Oskaloosa, led authorities on a 30 mile chase, reaching speeds of 145 mph. The chase started in Pleasant Hill, and ended in Lambs Grove after Mullennax hit a tree stump.

Mullennax faces charges of attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, eluding police, as well as other traffic charges.

An Iowa State Patrol vehicle caught fire at the scene of the crash in the dry grass and brush. The trooper driving the vehicle was not injured.


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