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One arrested after chase in Dubuque ended with crash that injured four

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DUBUQUE, Iowa. (KWWL) -- The Dubuque Police Department told KWWL Wednesday they have made an arrest in connection to last night's Jackson St. chase in downtown Dubuque.

Christopher Evans, 32 years old, has been charged with "eluding, interference with official acts while in posession of a firearm, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm as a felon, carrying weapons, possession of stolen property," according to Lt.  Ted McClimon.

Officers stopped Evans at about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday for a traffic violation. Police say a DPD K-9 unit then indicated the presence of narcotics on Evans' vehicle. Officers asked Evans to get out of the vehicle, he refused.

Officers say Evans then "backed into a squad car, and left at a high rate of speed." Police say they chased Evans until his car was involved in an accident at 20th and Jackson Streets, involving Evans' car and two others. 

51-year-old Lori Johnson, of Dubuque, and 64-year-old Donald Jacquinot, of Platteville, were the drivers of the two vehicles Evans hit. Johnson along with three passengers in her vehicle, identified as 30-year-old Kaci Lumpkins of Dubuque, and two children were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  

Police say Evans fled the scene on foot, discarding a bag which contained a loaded 9MM handgun, $14,000 in cash, and marijuana. Police believe the firearm was stolen.

Police located Evans at 244 E. 17th Street and took him into custody. Police say they found another $2800 in cash on him when he was arrested.

Police say a search warrant was then executed on Evans' car, where they found more marijuana.

Evans is being held in the Dubuque County Jail.

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Posted by Dubuque In Pursuit News on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

AJ Capuano

Dubuque bureau reporter, KWWL

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