Ogle eludes, fires at law enforcment
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 4:26pm admin
Marcie Klomp ~ News Editor email@example.com
Cresco - (An update to March 20, 2019) Richard Dale Ogle II, age 29 of Cresco, was charged after eluding law enforcement. According to Cresco Police Officer Shannon Cox’s statement, Ogle did “willfully fail to bring a motor vehicle to a stop after being given visual and audible signals by a marked patrol vehicle and while participating in a public offense.”
The police department, Howard County Sheriff’s Department and Iowa State Patrol were responding to a call of domestic abuse assault at 4:24 a.m. on March 16, from a friend of Ogle’s girlfriend. The friend had received a text stating Ogle had a put a gun to his girlfriend’s head.
Ogle took off in a silver Mazda 3 around 5:06 a.m. The pursuit lasted for approximately 14 miles with speeds near 100 miles per hour, ending about three miles east of Ridgeway.
Ogle was stopped and a Ruger .380 was found on the driver’s side floor board. A spent casing was located on the passenger floor board, along with the spent bullet on the passenger seat. Ogle admitted to shooting at officers. After a search warrant for the vehicle was conducted, a total of six spent casings were located, along with two spent bullets.
A breath test showed a result of .118 percent BAC.
It was also noted the weapon was carried and shot in a weapons-free zone (school zone).
Ogle has been accused of:
• Eluding or attempting to elude (Class D Felony)
• Domestic abuse assault (Aggravated Misdemeanor)
• Carrying weapons (Aggravated Misdemeanor)
• Going armed with intent (Class D Felony)
• Possession of a firearm by a felon (Class D Felony)
• Operating while intoxicated (Serious Misdemeanor)
Ogle’s attorney is Scott Soble, and a preliminary hearing was set for Monday, March 25 at 11:30 a.m. Bond was set at $50,000.
In addition, a No Contact Order for the girlfriend was issued by Judge Joseph Haskovec against Ogle.