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Lee Co. deputies urge caution during manhunt

MONTROSE, Ia. – Investigators warned Lee County residents to stay vigilant as they searched for a fugitive Tuesday.

Sheriff Stacey Weber said it started on Monday when a high speed chase in a stolen truck ended with a suspect running into a heavily wooded area.

He says it’s easy for people to keep their families and their belongings safe by making themselves a hard target.

“Lock your doors, lock your garages, make sure you take your keys out of your vehicles because folks like this are opportunistic,” Weber said. “If they see a vehicle with some keys in it, they’re going to try to take it.”

Weber described the suspect as a white male with a salt and pepper beard.

He urged anyone with information to call 911 or the Lee County Sheriff’s Office


Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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