SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man sought by the U.S. Marshals Service Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force was captured Sunday after leading Sioux City Police officers on a high-speed chase. 

Freddy Bernal, 31, was arrested and charged with a handful of eluding and drug-related charges, as well as violation of his parole. 

Documents say after officers located Bernal and determined he had warrants out for his arrest, Bernal led officers on a pursuit starting at 14th Street and Grandview Boulevard. The pursuit at one point reached speeds of about 60 mph in a 25 mph zone and ended in the 200 block of West Fifth Street. 

Bernal was found to be in possession of 2.3 grams of methamphetamine and 1.7 grams of marijuana in his front pants pocket, documents said.

Bernal was booked into the Woodbury County Jail on a $30,000 bond. 

The Fugitive Task Force had put out a request for information on his whereabouts in December. Bernal was wanted by the Iowa Department of Corrections for parole violation.

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City hall reporter

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