(Le Mars) — Le Mars Police were involved with a high speed motorcycle chase last evening (Thursday). The incident began shortly before midnight at around 11:44 p.m. when officers were called to the 10 block of Central Avenue to investigate an intoxicated man making threatening statements. As officers
arrived on scene, the male subject who was later identified as Christopher “CJ” Ulrich, fled on his motorcycle at an extremely high rate of speed going southbound on Central Avenue. After a brief pursuit, Ulrich stopped the motorcycle east of county road K-49 on 220th Street in rural Le Mars. While officers were approaching the motorcycle, Ulrich was seen reaching into his
leather vest. As Ulrich was ordered to dismount the motorcycle, a brief violent struggle ensued as Ulrich produced a small caliber handgun from his vest. Officers were successful at disarming Ulrich and rendered the incident safe. Officers then transported Ulrich to the Plymouth County Jail, where he was charged with O-W-I, second offense, aggravated misdemeanor; carrying a
concealed firearm without a permit, an aggravated misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, also an aggravated misdemeanor; assault on a police officer
(three counts), a class D felony; eluding while intoxicated and in possession of a controlled substance, also a class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Ulrich was also cited for traffic offenses, failing to obey stop signs. The investigation of this incident is ongoing with the possibility of additional charges. Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest.
Christopher “CJ” Ulrich