Lyon County Sheriff's Office

Lyon County Sheriff's Office

ROCK RAPIDS—A 20-year-old Sioux Falls, SD, man faces multiple charges after leading authorities on a high-speed chase Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, in Lyon County.

The arrest of Shaye Daniel Horacek stemmed from an attempt by a deputy to conduct a traffic stop of a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro for a speeding violation on Highway 9 about seven miles east of Rock Rapids, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy had just pulled onto the highway and was traveling west at about 8 p.m. when he looked in his rear-view mirror and saw a vehicle coming up on him at a high rate of speed.

The Camaro passed the patrol vehicle and continued on even after the deputy activated his overhead lights in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop, according to court documents.

The deputy called for assistance as he took up pursuit and reported reaching speeds of 140 mph in an attempt to catch the Camaro, but it continued to pull away.

Another deputy deployed stop sticks on the east side of Rock Rapids, but the Camaro continued on through the city at a high rate of speed.

A third deputy took up pursuit but eventually lost the Camaro after it turned off the highway.

About two hours later the second deputy located the vehicle stopped along the north shoulder of Highway 9 about two miles west of Rock Rapids.

While checking the deputy was checking the Camaro for occupants, another vehicle pulled up. It was occupied by Horacek and his parents.

Horacek admitted he had passed a deputy traveling at more than 100 mph and that he later turned into the driveway of a farm place and hid his vehicle in a barn, according to court documents.

He said he sat in the car for quite some time before pulling back out onto the highway and realizing he had a flat tire.

Horacek was charged with:

  • Eluding;
  • Trespassing;
  • Reckless Driving;
  • Two counts of speeding for going 100 mph in a 55-mph zone;
  • Two counts of speeding for going 100 mph in a 45-mph zone;
  • Two counts of speeding for going 100 mph in a 35-mph zone;
  • One count of speeding for going 100 mph in a 25-mph zone;
  • His vehicle having a dark window or windshield;
  • His vehicle having a defective or unauthorized muffler system.

Horacek was transported to the county jail in Rock Rapids and later released on a $2,600 cash bond.