High-speed chase suspects charged – Lincoln in chase was stolen

Published 10:17 am Friday, September 26, 2014

The two Missouri natives accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car were charged Tuesday in Mower County District Court.



Lacey Jenson, 27, and Christopher Cockrum, 24, of Springfield, Missouri, were charged with stealing a motor vehicle, a felony. Jenson was also charged with fleeing police in a motor vehicle and Cockrum was charged with identity theft.

According to police reports, Jenson and Cockrum were stopped at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 90 by the Minnesota State Patrol.

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They took off in their car, a 2014 Lincoln MKZ, after patrol officers found the vehicle was reported stolen.

The state patrol requested help from Mower County law enforcement, which found the car going eastbound on I-90 at more than 100 mph, according to a court complaint. Police used stop sticks under the 28th Street Northeast bridge and under the Highway 56 bridge several miles east of Austin to bring the car to a stop. Krueger said an errant stop stick also took out two tires on an Austin squad car.



Police found stolen goods inside the car, including a pink camouflage North Crest coat, sweatshirt and purse, along with a checkbook, credit card and passport. Inside the purse was 11 hydromorphone pills, a schedule II narcotic, and a small amount of marijuana.

Police later found a victim from Garden Grove, Iowa, had reported the items stolen on Sept. 19 after someone cut open the top of her Jeep at her work’s parking lot.

Jenson allegedly told police she traded methamphetamine for the stolen car, which has Ohio license plates, and allegedly knew the car was stolen, according to the complaint.

She said she picked up Cockrum in Springfield and later drove to Kansas City, Missouri, where they decided to drive to Rochester to visit one of Cockrum’s relatives imprisoned at a federal facility.

Their next court appearances are scheduled for Oct. 2.