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Staying Safe in Solon
SOLON, IA (CBS2/FOX28) Being a Good Samaritan can bring a lot of praise, but it also comes with some burdens. For two Solon men who helped police catch five suspects in a shots fired incident starting in Cedar Rapids, their good deed is coming with some concerns.
Tim Moore and Scott Eastwood knew the danger that came along with chasing five suspects after they crashed into Tims yard.
What theyre thinking about now is that the danger might not have ended once the men were in custody.
When danger came to their doorstep, Tim Moore and Scott Eastwood thought about the risk at the moment.
"They came up the street and you can see their tracks, cut into the yard, said Moore. They drove right down through here."
"They knew to be careful, they did, said Lisa Eastwood, Scotts Mother-In-Law.
What was slightly less obvious was the danger days, weeks and months later. The Linn County Sheriffs Office says three of the five suspects that Tim and Scott caught are out on bond.
"There's not much you can do about that sitting in your living room besides making sure your kids are in a safe place, said Moore.
Solon was already a tight-knit community before the car chase ended within city limits.
"It's brought the neighborhood together actually, said Moore. We all talk a little more, we all stand a little closer."
Tim and Scott say in the day and a half since the incident, theyve had people recognize them all over, shaking their hands and calling them heroes.
"Everybody's saying thank you, a lot, said Eastwood. And I'm like, 'What are you thanking us for?' I don't understand why you're thanking us."
Scot says they were just in the right place at the right time to help out. Tim says everyone is keeping an eye on everyone elses home, making sure that trouble doesnt come back to their doorstep.
Other than that, its business as usual.
"We do the same thing every night ever since it's happened, said Moore. We come home, get a shower, visit with the neighbors and carry on."
Scott and Tim say a lot of the credit should go to the Linn County Sheriffs Deputy who was involved in the pursuit. While they were running, the Deputy was injured. Hell be ok but it looks like hell be out of work for a while.