Waterloo Man Pled Guilty to Charges in High Speed Chase

By Trish Mehaffey, Reporter

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By Belinda Yeung

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A Waterloo man pleaded guilty Friday to crashing into three police cars during a high speed chase in Hiawatha after his first pleading wasn't accepted by a judge.

Bobby Wolf, 31, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mischief, attempt to elude, second-degree theft, three counts of assault on a peace officer causing bodily injury and OWI, a second offense. Wolf admitted to intentionally ramming the police vehicles and to the other offenses. His first attempt to plead last month was rejected by a judge because he didn't admit his guilt.

According to the criminal complaint, Wolf , driving a stolen Silverado truck belonging to Andersons Inc. in Waterloo, rammed the three police vehicles at Miller Road and Blairsferry Crossing in Hiawatha, after eluding police when they tried to stop him on Boyson Road.

Hiawatha Chief Dennis Marks said one vehicle was a total loss at $15,082 and the other vehicle damage totaled $6,172. Police equipment also had to be replaced in both vehicles. The repaired vehicle is back in service but the new car is not on the streets yet because equipment still needs to be installed.

Sentencing is set Jan. 7, 2013.
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