JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa — A chase on Sunday ended three weeks of searching for a suspect who escaped custody. In a release, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a Maquoketa Police officer and a deputy responded around 6:54 p.m. Saturday for a report of an escapee driving a stolen car on the south side of Maquoketa. The officer and deputy attempted to stop 32-year-old Brandon Bodenhofer, of Baldwin, on South Main Street.
Law enforcement chased Bodenhofer for nearly 2 miles before he drove into a ditch and hit a barbed wire fence near First Street at the line between Clinton and Jackson counties. The officer and deputy apprehended Bodenhofer after he tried to run away from the scene of the crash. He’s charged with attempting to elude, a Class D felony. He’s also charged with unlawful possession of a prescription drug, and operating without owner’s consent as a result of the chase.
Bodenhofer was arrested with several outstanding warrants for his arrest, including a felony warrant for escaping custody on June 16th for escaping from a deputy while being transported back to the Jackson County Jail after a court appearance.