ROBBERY AND CHASE: One Suspect Arrested
One person is still on the run after a robbery in Ankeny turned into a chase that ended north of Elkhart early Thursday.
Ankeny police say a male and female stole items from the Walgreens store at 901 N. Ankeny Blvd. The suspects left the store and drove away in a white 1995 Buick Park Avenue. Police spotted the car a few blocks away and began pursuing it.
The suspects refused to pull over and led police on a chase that reached speeds of 105 miles per hour. They ditched the car in the 4900 block of NE 150th, north of Elkhart.
With the help of a police dog from Des Moines the male suspect, who has been identified as 35-year-old Michael Rodemeyer of West Des Moines, was found about a mile away from the vehicle in a grain bin in the 5100 block of NE 158th. Rodemeyer resisted arrest and struggled with officers but was finally taken into custody.
The female suspect was not found, but police know who she is. They are not releasing her name at this time.
Rodemeyer is in the Polk County Jail being held on charges of eluding, theft, reckless driving, driving while license suspended, and speeding. He had previous warrants out for his arrest on domestic violence and driving while license suspended charges.