Two men, both from Savanna, Illinois, were taken to the Jackson County Detention Center after eluding officers, driving recklessly, barricading themselves in an empty apartment, and keeping officers at bay for almost four hours Thursday night.

The Iowa State Patrol used tear gas to eventually get Dorie Lee Thomas, 35, and Derrick Benard Thomas, 33, out of the ground-floor apartment.

Read more about it in the Aug. 21 Maquoketa Sentinel-Press and online at