Cedar Rapids, IA police responding to a shots fired call engaged in a car chase that got even more dramatic more than 15 miles away in the small town of Solon.
The suspects wrecked their car into a child’s playhouse next to a home and then took off on foot, throwing a least one gun and drugs into the homeowner’s yard as they fled.
Homeowner Tim Moore and his neighbor Scott Eastwood—a concealed carry permit holder—took over the chase when the lone Cedar Rapids officer chasing the men fell and suffered a shoulder injury.
The two men then cornered the five suspects and Eastwood held them at gunpoint until additional officers arrived to make the arrests.
According to Fox28, the five suspects all face charges:
- 20 yr. old Kaven Willie Parks of Cedar Rapids
- 23 yr. old Aaron Michael Scott of Cedar Rapids
- 18 yr. old Marcus Dejohn Wallace of Cedar Rapids
- 27 yr. old Marcus Lamont Long of Cedar Rapids,
- and a 15 yr. old male juvenile.
They say Parks was the driver and he faces several traffic offenses. All five were charged with interference with official acts with injury on a peace officer.
The injured officer’s condition is not known at this time but he was being treated at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Eastwood also left to go to the hospital, but not for any injuries resulting from the chase.
He was on his way to the hospital to visit his wife and newborn daughter, born just the day before.