On 11/25/2022 at approximately 0140 hours a Plymouth County Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a motor vehicle in Le Mars, Iowa. The suspect vehicle failed to yield to lights and sirens and took law enforcement on a motor vehicle pursuit around Le Mars going more than double the posted speed limit at times. The suspect vehicle went south bound on 12th Ave SW on to Holton Drive, conducted a U-turn in front of Wal-Mart, and then traveled northbound on Holton Drive. The vehicle attempted to turn southbound onto Blue Diamond Drive however the speeds were too great and the vehicle entered a nearby corn field. The pursuit continued through the corn field and the suspect vehicle reentered the roadway on Holton Drive near the Holton Drive/12 Ave SW/6th St SW intersection where the vehicle struck a Le Mars Police Department squad car head on. The vehicle then continued at a slow speed into the front porch of a nearby residence.
Law enforcement then apprehended the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Miakol Miakuach Mayiik, age 38 of Le Mars, Iowa. Mayiik was then taken to Floyd Valley Hospital for minor injuries. The Le Mars Police Department officer who had been driving the squad car that had gotten struck was also taken to Floyd Valley Hospital for minor injuries. Once cleared from the hospital, Mayiik was placed under arrest and transported to the Plymouth County Jail. At the Plymouth County Jail, Mayiik was charged with assault with injury to a law enforcement officer, felony eluding causing injury, driving while license barred, driving while license suspended, failure to use safety belts, operating motor vehicle without ignition interlock device, and open container.
The motor vehicle accident report was taken by the Iowa State Patrol and on 11/26/2022 the Le Mars Police Officer involved in the motor vehicle accident returned to work. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Le Mars Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, Le Mars Fire and EMS, and Stockton Towing.