Authorites Investiage Kidnapping, Car Thefts in Marshalltown
MARSHALLTOWN - Authorities in Marshalltown are investigating a case of attempted kidnapping and car theft.
Deputies said the alleged victim called police around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15 near the intersection of 248th Street and Oaks Avenue, located just southwest of Marshalltown. She told police she had been kidnapped.
Deputies located the woman walking along the road on 248th St. She told them that her alleged abductor was hiding in a nearby, empty
Authorities arrived at 2483 Oaks Ave., where the woman claimed the man was hiding inside the house.
Deputies found 36-year-old Dayton Sabasta hiding in an upstairs closet and arrested him. Crews took him to Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. He was then taken to the Marshall County Jail.
Investigators say Sabasta took the woman from the Sioux City area, and forced to give him cash through wire transfers.
Sabasta is facing charges of Kidnapping, Burglary, Theft and Interference with Official Acts. He was also wanted on a Federal warrant for probation violation. He remains in jail after his initial appearances.
Deputies say, Sabasta also allegedly stole a 2006 Hummer that was taken from Marshalltown.
Further investigation led authorities to look for additional suspects involved in the theft of the victim's car, a white Pontiac. Investigators say these additional suspects were associates of Sabasta.
A Marshall County Deputy located the car in the north part of Marshalltown, shortly before midnight. The vehicle would not stop for the Deputy and left Marshalltown north on Highway 14. A high-speed chase ensued with the driver reaching speeds up to 100 mph and at times, even drove on the wrong side of Highway 14 into oncoming traffic.
The pursuit continued east through Conrad in Grundy County, and then into western Tama County. Stop-sticks were used at different locations and the vehicle was stopped on a gravel road about 7 miles west of Traer.
The driver, Shaun Michael Gienger, age 34, of Marshalltown was arrested and faces charges of Felony Eluding, Operating Motor vehicle without owner's consent, Possession Methamphetamine and several traffic violations.
His passenger, Katie Leslie Tremmel, age 25, of Marshalltown was also arrested and charged with Operating Motor Vehicle without Owner's consent and Possession of Methamphetamine and prescription drugs.
Gienger and Tremmel are being held on bond after their initial appearances.
The case remains under investigation.
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