James Robert Castillo

James Robert Castillo

(Clarinda) -- A suspect faces a long list of charges following a high-speed chase in Page County late Tuesday night.

Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer says 26-year-old James Robert Castillo of Bedford was arrested following the incident which began shortly before 11:20 p.m., when deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation near the intersection of P Avenue and 220th Street, about a mile west of Clarinda. As a deputy initiated the stop, the vehicle driven by Castillo sped up and continued west on 220th. The vehicle entered a field of planted corn, and made a wide U-turn, causing approximately $1,000 in damage to crops. The vehicle then re-entered 220th Street, continuing west until turning north on O Avenue.

Castillo's vehicle continued north, then turned east on 200th Street. Deputies continued to pursue the vehicle on gravel and dirt roads until a tire on Castillo's vehicle was lost after running over stop sticks. Deputies then apprehended the suspect, who was arrested on a Page County warrant for probation violation, with a bond of $20,000.

Charges stemming from the pursuit include 3rd degree criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance--3rd or subsequent offense, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, eluding, and driving while barred/habitual offender. Bond on the new charges totals $10,000. Castillo is also being held on a Montgomery County warrant for probation violation, with a bond of $20,000. Castillo is being held in the Page County Jail on a total bond of $50,000.

Palmer says a passenger in the vehicle--who is also one of the vehicle's owners--was released from the scene, with no charges filed. Speeds during the pursuit reached more than 100 mph. Clarinda Police and the Clarinda Police Department's K-9 Raiko assisted the sheriff's office.