Oolman arrest for Eluding/PCS/DWLB/OWI

On 03/06/2024 the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a motor vehicle near Merrill, Iowa due to traffic violations. The suspect vehicle failed to yield to the deputy’s emergency lights and audible siren leading to a motor vehicle pursuit. The pursuit then entered the city limits of Le Mars, Iowa. The Le Mars Police Department then assisted in the pursuit. The pursuit then continued northbound and eastbound on numerous county and state roads in Plymouth County exceeding 95 miles per hour. The vehicle ultimately entered a level B road near Quest Ave/140th. The vehicle traveled eastbound on 140th for a short amount of time before getting stuck in the mud.


Once the vehicle came to a stop, the driver of the vehicle then fled on foot. Numerous law enforcement officers from multiple agencies then created a perimeter around the suspects location. After one and a half hours of searching, a drone was brought to the scene by the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office. The drone operator was able to locate the suspect laying down in the field. At this time two Plymouth County Deputies along with a Le Mars Police Department K9 Officer were able to apprehend the suspect and take him into custody. The suspect, Geoffrey Oolman age 34 of Spirit Lake, Iowa, was then transported to the Plymouth County Jail by the Le Mars Police Department.


At the Plymouth County Jail, Oolman was investigated for operating while intoxicated. Upon completion of the investigation, it was found that Oolman was operating his motor vehicle under the influence of a drug other than alcohol. Oolman was then booked into the Plymouth County Jail for speeding (95/55), operating while intoxicated 1st offense (serious misdemeanor) driving while license barred (aggravated misdemeanor), eluding 2nd offense (class C felony), possession of a controlled substance 3rd or subsequent offense (class d felony), unlawful possession of prescription pills, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Le Mars Police Department, the Remsen Police Department, the Orange City Police Department, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, the Cherokee Police Department, and the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.