New details on home invasion, chase in north Iowa


MITCHELL CO., Iowa – We’re learning more details about this case from the Olmsted County Sheriff. Law enforcement say they received a 911 call on Tuesday night from a female who feared her boyfriend was going to kill her.

Shortly afterwards, the phone line was disconnected. Authorities were sent to the home in Rochester to find the girl, but no one was inside.

Olmsted County officials later found out the people they were looking for were involved in a crash in north Iowa.

The accident happened on East 40th Street in Howard County.

One of the suspects involved Raymond Hochstetler of Byron, Minnesota, is  currently at St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester, and is listed in fair condition.

The Howard County Sheriff tells us one male and one female juvenile  invaded and robbed a home in Mitchell County, then drove off through Howard County.  The pair was riding along a gravel road  when they drove through a barricade and crashed just north of Riceville.  Deputies caught up to the suspects and found guns in the vehicle. The guns were not used.

Citations are expected to be listed in Howard, but more severe charges are expected to be filed in Mitchell County.  

Meanwhile, the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office said that there were people inside the home during the invasion, but no one was harmed.  While items were taken from the home, they are not sure exactly what is missing.  The case is currently under investigation.  

Mitchell County authorities are working with Mower and Howard County on the case.   While there have been other recent robberies in the area, investigators are not sure if there is a link to these suspects, and the other cases.

Stay tuned to KIMT News 3 for the latest.

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