Motorist arrested after chase

A motorist led officers on a chase Tuesday morning that ended in his arrest.

At approximately 8:20 a.m. that day, officers of the Fairfield Police Department stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle fled and was involved in a pursuit in the city of Fairfield. The pursuit involved officers from the Fairfield Police Department, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office, and troopers with the Iowa State Patrol.

Officers ultimately stopped and arrested the driver, Darian Heath Gideon, 20, of Bloomfield. He was charged with eluding (aggravated), reckless driving, driving while barred and carrying weapons. This is an active investigation so other charges could be pending.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.