Man Accused Of Leading O'Brien County Authorities On Pursuit While Driving A Stolen Motorcycle

Mon 10-24-2016 []

(Primghar)-- A suspect accused of leading deputies in O'Brien county on a pursuit this past Thursday faces multiple charges.

The O'Brien County Sheriff's Office says it started around 4:30 pm when a deputy noticed what he believed was a stolen motorcycle near Paullina. The deputy tried to pull over the motorcycle, but the driver kept going. Additional officers then joined the pursuit. They eventually were able to get the driver, Saverio Joseph Marino, to pull over on Maple Street in Paullina, but not before he drove the motorcycle into an O'Brien County Sheriff's squad car.

Marino was taken to Baum Harmon Hospital for treatment of pain in a shoulder. He was then released to the O'Brien county jail.

A deputy thought he saw Marino try to hide contraband while being booked into jail. Authorities obtained and executed a body cavity search warrant resulting in them finding what's alleged to be a controlled substance.

Marino was arrested and booked into the O'Brien county jail on charges of eluding police, driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, driving on the wrong side of a highway and introducing a controlled substance into a jail.

The case remains under investigation by the O'Brien County Sheriff's Office and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

The Paullina and Sanborn Police Departments assisted in making the traffic stop.