UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Overnight Manhunt In Bremer County
A Voorhies man was arrested on burglary and theft charges Thursday afternoon following an overnight manhunt in Bremer County.
Authorities took Jeffery Geiger, 31, into custody outside Waverly, where he had been hiding in the basement of a rural home. Geiger was found after a citizen reported seeing a suspicious man and woman walking down a road around 10:50 AM. Sheriff's deputies responded and located the woman, who was by herself.
Bremer County sheriff's officials said deputies detained and questioned the woman, but did not charge with her any crime. Authorites then resumed their search for the man, utilizing an Iowa State Patrol airplane and Waverly Police K9.
According to a news release, a woman arrived at her home in the 2400 block of Hilton Ave. around 12:45 PM. Before entering, authorities searched her house and found Geiger in the basement. Sheriff's officials said he was taken into custody without incident.
Geiger has been charged with third-degree burglary and fifth-degree theft. Additional charges may be filed, officials said.
The manhunt began Wednesday night after a pursuit that originated at a hotel on the north side of Waterloo, where Black Hawk County sheriff's deputies were attempting to execute a warrant for burglary and vehicle theft. The chase ended 30-minutes later when the suspect vehicle caught on fire near 39th Street SE and a recreational trail southeast of Waverly, where the two suspects fled on foot.
Geiger was being held in the Bremer County Jail Friday morning on $5,300 bond. Authorities did not identify the woman who was with him.