Marshall County
Welcome to the new Sheriff's Office website.

Traffic stop leads to a pursuit and fugitive apprehension.

October 20, 2021 at 8:17 am

The driver of a motor vehicle travelling southbound near MM 11 on Highway 330 failed to yield when the deputy attempted to stop him.   The driver attempted to elude law enforcement by travelling on Davidson Avenue south of Highway 330 when the driver lost control of the vehicle on the gravel roadway causing the vehicle to enter a field.  After the vehicle came to rest the driver fled the crash scene on foot. 

The driver, Matthew Sumpter, age 36, of Marshalltown, Iowa, was located several hundred yards away from the crash scene hiding in a creek bed with assistance from Jasper County Sheriff's Office UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).  Sumpter taken into custody without further resistance.  

The pursuit covered approximately 2 miles with speeds reaching in excess of 90 miles per hour.

Sumpter was found to have one felony warrant for Probation Violation; original felony Eluding, Possession of a Controlled Substance (3rd offense) and a serious misdemeanor warrant for Probation Violation, original Eluding law enforcement out of Marshall County.

Additional criminal charges are pending for Operating While Intoxicated (drugged), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Eluding as the investigation continues.  Sumpter was transported to the Marshall County Jail, where he remains in custody.

Assistance was also provided by the Iowa State Patrol, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Melbourne and Rhodes First Responders, and Unity Point Ambulance Service.

More News

Be Alert for Deer

October 8, 2022

Labor Day Weekend Speed Enforcement Project

September 7, 2022

Law enforcement agencies partnered up to conduct speed enforcement over the holiday weekend.

Cop on a Rooftop for Special Olympics Iowa

August 17, 2022

On Friday morning, law enforcement officers will be posted on the rooftops of Dunkin Donuts locations across Iowa. No, they aren't guarding the donuts --but doing something even more important which is helping to raise awareness and donations for Special Olympics Iowa and their athletes.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Possible Human Remains Located in Iowa River

August 11, 2022

On August 10th, 2022 the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a Marshall County Conservation Officer who had located a possible human jawbone on a sandbar in the Iowa River south of Albion, Marshall County Iowa.

Marshall County Sheriff's Office Conducted Special Speed Enforcement Project

July 18, 2022

Marshall County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit along with the Iowa State Patrol and State Center Police Department conducted a special speed traffic enforcement project on U.S. Highway 330 Friday, July 15th, 2022. This project was part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign slogan "Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine".

Marshall County Network Outage

July 11, 2022

Early morning electrical storm caused multiple power outages in Marshalltown.
This webpage was printed on November 27, 2022. For the most current information, visit the Marshall County, Iowa, Sheriff website at
powered by Neapolitan Labs