Marshall County

LeGrand Man Faces Felony Charges After Pursuit

February 17, 2024

At approximately 6:00am this morning, a Marshall County Deputy tried to stop a vehicle near LeGrand for a traffc violation.  The vehicle fled from the Deputy and a short pursuit ensued.  The vehicle was driving in excess of 100mph as it entered the town of Montour in Tama County.  The MCSO Deputy discontinued the pursuit in Montour after losing sight of the vehicle and started checking around the area for it.  A short time later, the Tama Police Department located the vehice and another pursuit ensued.  Stop Stick tire-deflation devices were deployed and successfully deflated two of the fleeing vehicle's tires.  The vehicle fled back westbound into Marshall County and back into the town of LeGrand.  Once in LeGrand, the vehicle struck a Tama Police Department patrol vehicle before the driver fled from the vehicle on foot and ran inside a residence in LeGrand.  Several law enforcement agencies responded to the area.  Officers on scene were able to negotiate with the driver and he came out of the residence about 30 minutes later and surrendered to law enforcement without further incident. 

Jermaine Oden, age 26, of LeGrand was arrested and charged with:

Eluding, 2nd or subsequent offense- Class C Felony

Assault on Person in Certain Occupations- Class D Felony

Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree- Class D Felony

Driving While Barred- Aggravated Misdemeanor

Speeding, 100mph in 55mph zone- Simple Misdemeanor

Operate Non Registered Vehicle- Simple Misdemeanor

Driving Under Suspension- Simple Misdemeanor

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Iowa State Patrol, Marshall County Communications Center, Meskwaki Nation Police Department, State Center Police Department, Tama Police Department, Tama County Sheriff's Office, and Toledo Police Department.  

For more information, please contact Sheriff Joel Phillips by calling 641-754-6380 or via email at

The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is led by Sheriff Joel Phillips and is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

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