WORTHINGTON — Charges were filed this week in Nobles County District Court against a 29-year-old Sioux Falls, S.D. man who took multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase before being apprehended near Sibley, Iowa.
Isaac D. Plentyhorse, who has been incarcerated at the Osceola County Sheriff's Office since early September, faces fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property, both felonies; and reckless driving and speeding, both misdemeanors.
The charges stem from a Sept. 5, middle-of-the-night chase that began in Worthington. Plentyhorse allegedly failed to stop for a Worthington police officer inside city limits and traveled south on Minnesota 60 at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
OCSO deputies joined the pursuit, which continued through Sibley. According to the complaint, Plentyhorse traveled through a ditch and farm field before the vehicle dropped into a river, where he was arrested. He allegedly falsely identified himself as a man that lives in Saint Frances, S.D.
In a post-arrest interview with law enforcement, Plentyhorse claimed to be giving a Hispanic man a ride from Worthington and later learned the man had an arrest warrant, which is why he chose to flee.
As part of the investigation, a woman from South Dakota said she had lent Plentyhorse the vehicle temporarily. She later received a text from Plentyhorse that indicated he was running from a treatment facility into which he'd been admitted.
Plentyhorse also faces criminal charges related to the incident in Iowa.