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Adel man leads deputies on high speed chase, exceeds 100 mph


Marcus Kirby Submitted Photo Marcus Kirby

A man who led Coffee County deputies on a high speed chase exceeding speeds of 100 mph on Saturday is in the Coffee County Jail facing multiple charges.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Mora Road near its intersection with Highway 135 following a complaint that the occupants had exposed themselves publicly on the side of the roadway several minutes earlier. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 22-year-old Marcus Tyler Kirby of Adel, fled the scene while deputies were attempting to verify his identity.

Kirby led authorities on a high speed chase throughout the Mora and Bridgetown areas before striking spike strips deployed by deputies at the intersection of Highway 158 and Hebron Church Road. Deputies blockaded the vehicle at this point and the driver voluntarily stopped.

Kirby stated to deputies he had fled because his driver’s license was suspended and he did not want to go to jail. He now faces multiple charges including fleeing, reckless driving, giving false information to law enforcement, and numerous traffic violations.

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