Police Chase and Tear Gas
August 16, 2019
Two Savanna, Illinois, men are facing charges after leading Maquoketa Police on a chase that led to the use of tear gas. On Thursday, around 8:06 pm, Maquoketa Police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Ohio and Platt Street and the driver refused to identify himself. After officers attempted to arrest him the driver sped away and a vehicle pursuit ensued, during which the suspect’s car collided with another vehicle. The pursuit ended at 1010 German Street, where the two males, identified as 35-year old Dorie Thomas and 33-year old Derrick Thomas, barricaded themselves in Apt. #2. After multiple attempts to establish communication, the officers applied for and were granted a search warrent and Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team was called in to assist. Tear gas was introduced into the apartment and at approximately 11:53 pm both suspects were taken into custody. Dorie Thomas is charged with Assault on a Police Officer, Operation without Owners Consent, Interference with Official Acts, Eluding, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, and No Valid License. Passenger Derrick Thomas was charged with Interference with Official Acts. Both subjects were booked into the Jackson County Detention Center.