Joyless ride: Iowa man pleads guilty to stealing squad car

An Iowa man will spend at least a decade behind bars after he stole a police squad car and injured officers in Southwest Nebraska.

The incident happened back in March.

McCook police were contacted by police in Iowa, about a stolen car that had been traced to the parking lot of a McCook Hotel. 

Officers found the car with the suspect 32-year old, Cornelius Perry, inside. A struggle ensued when officers tried to arrest Perry. 

Perry then jumped into a police cruiser gained control of the car and fled. Perry was later stopped and arrested about 40 miles away. 

Perry pled guilty to multiple charges including two counts of third degree assault on an officer, one count of resisting arrest, and a count of flight to avoid arrest. 

He was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in the Nebraska Department of Corrections.

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