ELKADER – A Clayton County judge sentenced 27-year-old William Kobelt to 10 years in prison Tuesday, nearly four months after Kobelt led deputies on a high speed chase and rammed his truck into a deputy’s squad car.
According to a Clayton County press release, Kobelt, of Guttenberg, plead guilty Tuesday to felony assault on Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Boeke, eluding a pursuing law enforcement vehicle while exceeding the speed limit by 25 mph or more, illegal possession of ammunition, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and driving while barred.
A District Judge imposed prison sentences for all charges to run over a 10-year term, the release said.
On Oct. 28, Kobelt was involved in a early morning high speed chase to which Boeke responded.
The chase ended when Kobelt rammed his truck head-on into Boeke’s squad car. Boeke shot at Kobelt, and Kobelt fled into the woods. He was arrested in Colesburg less than 24 hours later, the release said.
Boeke suffered minor injuries, but has since returned to work, the release said.