MASON CITY, Iowa – A Sheffield man is pleading not guilty to charges stemming from a traffic stop in Cerro Gordo County.
Around 5:30 am on November 24, sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of someone driving through yards. They allegedly located 27-year-old Jared Joseph Hill near Portland Township but when they ordered him to pull over on the Avenue of the Saints, Hill allegedly drove away at speeds 25 miles per hour over the limit.
Deputies say Hill finally stopped near the exit for Highway 65 but exited his car and ran away. He allegedly jumped over a barbed wire fence before being tased by a Mason City police officer.
Authorities say one officer was injured while trying to get Hill into handcuffs.
Hill has entered not guilty pleas to charges of eluding and interference with official acts causing bodily injury. His trial is set for January 24.