A pursuit that began in Knoxville ended in the Des Moines metro Sunday morning, and involved a vehicle that was reported stolen in an armed carjacking.
Knoxville police stopped a 2010 Toyota Matrix in the 800 block of South Lincoln Street for an equipment violation at approximately 3:11 a.m. Sunday, Knoxville Police Chief Dan Losada said.
At the time, officers didn’t know the vehicle was reported stolen out of Polk County in connection with a reported armed carjacking that occurred in Des Moines Saturday night. There were three occupants in the vehicle, and the officer asked two of them to step out.
That’s when police say Daniel Brian Ogden, 22, of Des Moines, who had previously given police a false name, took control of the vehicle and fled. Officers chased after as the vehicle turned onto Highway 14 where speeds were in excess of 110 mph.
Losada said Ogden turned west onto Highway 163 where speeds again topped 100 mph. Officers deployed spike strips twice to deflate the vehicle’s tires. The pursuit ended in a cul-de-sac in Pleasant Hill when the vehicle struck a mailbox.
Losada said Ogden fled out of the still-moving vehicle. The vehicle struck a tree and Ogden continued on foot, leaping two fences, before being apprehended.
Ogden was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines to be treated for injuries. He was released and transported to Marion County Jail.
Losada said the pursuing officer received minor cuts and scratches during the pursuit.
The pursuit lasted about 41 minutes, ending roughly 34 miles from where it began.
Ogden was charged eluding while participating in a felony, second-degree theft, providing false identification, speeding, failure to provide proof of financial liability, no valid driver’s license, and fraudulent use of registration.
Des Moines Police took a report of vehicle larceny on Saturday at 9:16 p.m. A victim reported having picked up Ogden and another suspect that afternoon. The report released by the Des Moines Police Department said the victim reported one of the suspects requested that the victim stop the car on E 17th Street in Des Moines, near Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
The victim reported being assaulted at that time by Ogden and another suspect before being dragged out of the car. The suspects them left with the car, the victim reported.
Police found the victim had a small cut on his left pinky, abrasions to both arms and on the left side of his upper and lower back.