Bolivar Man Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit
The Henry County Sheriff's Office arrested a 43-year-old man after a vehicle pursuit on December 26.
According to a press release, the Henry County Sheriff's Office received information from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office regarding a suspect vehicle in a case where a three-year-old child was allegedly abducted by his father. The vehicle was located near the junction of Highways 7 and 13 and a traffic stop was initiated. The vehicle reportedly fled and deputies, along with officers from the Clinton Police Department, pursued.
The vehicle was eventually stopped after authorities deployed tire deflation devices and the child was found unharmed. 43-year-old Delbert Barry III of Bolivar was taken into custody around 3:15 a.m. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
News release from the Henry County Sheriff's Office
According to Sheriff J. Kent Oberkrom , on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 just after 2:00 a.m., Cpl. Zach Sebree received information from Johnson County Sheriff's Office concerning a suspect vehicle in the parental abduction/endangered three year old child by his father. Cpl Sebree located the vehicle near the north junction of Highway 7 and 13 junction, but when he attempted to make a traffic stop of the vehicle, the driver failed to yield and continued northbound on Highway 7.
Between Hartwell and Urich, the suspect vehicle turned back south towards Clinton, where Deputy Adams and Clinton PD Officers began to assist. Sheriff Kent Oberkrom was able to deploy tire deflation devices near the Hwy 7 and Urich Road intersection. The suspect vehicle stopped briefly and then continued down the road. At the North Junction of Hwy 7 and 13, the vehicle traveled north and then into the parking lot of Golden Valley Hospital, stopping briefly at the doors of the emergency room. The vehicle exited the parking lot and traveled north on Hwy 13 to near NE 500 when the vehicle turned back towards Clinton after additional tire deflation devices were deployed by Cpl. Sebree.
The vehicle traveled south around the by-pass in Clinton and then turned again and traveled north bound on Hwy 7 towards Urich. The driver of the vehicle came to a stop in the middle of the northbound lanes of Hwy 7 north of the Hwy 0 intersection, just after 3:15 a.m. The child was removed from the vehicle unharmed and the driver Delbert Barry III, age 43, Bolivar was taken into custody without incident.
Assisting at the scene was Clinton Fire Department and Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Ambulance. The suspect vehicle was removed by Golden Valley Tow Services.