On 2/8/20 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Sheriff's deputies were attempting to apprehend Travis W. Aide, 23, of Platteville, on multiple felony warrants. Two deputies arrived, at a residence on Plaza Dr. in Arthur, as Travis was leaving in a 1988 Chevrolet truck displaying a stolen license plate. Travis nearly struck one of the deputies before taking off at a high rate of speed eastbound on Cushman Rd.
Both deputies began to pursue the vehicle. Shortly after the pursuit began, one of the deputies slid off the road, at a sharp corner, due to gravel and low visibility caused by the truck and first squad car kicking up dirt. The deputy called out he was fine but the squad car was disabled. The first deputy continued the pursuit.
The pursuit continued on rural roads for approximately 10 miles at speeds up to 100 mph. Aide’s truck appeared to be gradually breaking down and was smoking heavily.
Aide attempted to pull into a driveway on Dry Hollow Rd., went off into a cornfield and continued eluding. After a few loops through the corn field Aide’s truck became disabled. Aide jumped out of the truck, surrendered immediately, and was placed under arrest. The only passenger, identified as Taylor M. Rode, 20, of Platteville, was also arrested for multiple felony warrants.
Combined warrants included felony and misdemeanor cases out of Grant, Iowa and Lafayette counties for: Felony Bail Jumping, Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession of THC, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Report to Jail, Possession with Intent to Deliver Amphetamines, Possession of Methamphetamine, Criminal Damage to Property, and a Department of Corrections warrant. Due to the pursuit and subsequent contact, new charges for Travis Aide for Vehicle Operator Fleeing/Eluding and Felony Bail Jumping; and new charges for Taylor Rode for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and two counts of Felony Bail Jumping will be forwarded to the State District Attorney's Office.
Guy's Towing assisted at the scene. Nobody was injured as a result of the pursuit and the Grant County squad car sustained heavy damage.