Update: Woman in Northwood stabbing diesPublished 12:21pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013
NORTHWOOD — A woman stabbed Monday morning in Northwood’s Swensrud Park has died from her injuries.
Authorities have not released her name but said they plan to do so following the completion of an autopsy Tuesday at the state medical examiner’s office.
They also confirmed the arrest of a suspect in her stabbing, Tyrone Washington Jr., 39, of Mason City, who was taken into custody after a car chase near Davenport, Iowa.
According to a news release, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the woman requesting help at 11:41 a.m. Monday. When deputies responded, they found the woman with severe injuries and learned that Washington had allegedly fled the scene and taken her car, a silver 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix.
The Mason City Fire Department transported the woman to Mercy Hospital North Iowa in Mason City.
In response to the incident, the Sheriff’s Office requested help from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa State Patrol, Division of Intelligence, the Mason City Police Department, the Manly Police Department, Northwood Fire and Rescue crews and the Mason City Fire Department.
At about 3:30 p.m., an Iowa state trooper spotted the Pontiac eastbound on Interstate 80 near Davenport. The trooper reportedly attempted to stop the car, and a pursuit began, the release states.
Washington reportedly left the roadway about 13 miles later and drove through corn and bean fields along the interstate. During the pursuit, authorities used intentional vehicle contact, resulting in damage to the Pontiac and the State Patrol vehicles. Washington was arrested without injury and is being held on various traffic charges tied to the pursuit.
The agencies involved in the pursuit and his arrest were the Iowa State Patrol, the Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, the Walcott Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
Look to the Herald as this story develops.