U.S. Marshals finally have a fugitive they’ve been looking for all week, but the suspect didn’t make the apprehension very easy. After deputies spotted him near the 3900 block of Hubbell Avenue, 30 year old Denny Hoffman led authorities on a high speed chase.
“Certainly any time a subject decides to flee from law enforcement to avoid apprehension that’s inherently dangerous to not only our officers but to the suspect and to the members of the public too that might come in contact with somebody fleeing from law enforcement,” said Michael Powell with the U.S. Marshals Service.
15 minutes later, after leading authorities through Des Moines, Altoona, and Pleasant Hill, Hoffman abandoned his vehicle in the 3000 block of Garfield.
Pleasant Hill officers immediately spotted and arrested the passenger. 30 year old Chad Bradford, who was carrying 3 knives in his pocket.
Hoffman however, had successfully eluded police, until neighbors noticed him knocking on doors on the east side of Des Moines.
83 year old Jim Limke let Hoffman in, where deputies then arrested him shortly after.
“He wanted to use my phone, supposedly call a cab but I never saw a cab get here. He wasn’t here very long,” said Jim Limke, from Des Moines.
Both Hoffman and Bradford face drug charges.
Hoffman also faces additional charges of eluding and leaving the scene of an accident.