Bail Bondsman Shoots Suspect’s Car During West Des Moines Chase

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A bail bondsman shot at Jordan Young’s car during a chase in West Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – West Des Moines police are investigating a bail bondsman’s attempt to bring a wanted man into custody.

The incident started with a car crash involving the bail bondsmen and the man they were chasing, Jordan Young, at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

At some point police say a bail bondsman shot at Young, 27, hitting the driver-side door.

Young then fled west on Grand Avenue stopping west of Raccoon River Park. He then jumped into the river to avoid arrest.

West Des Moines police took over from there.

“Our officers tried to negotiate with this guy to come out of the river. He refused to comply. Eventually he realized that due to the high flood conditions and the swift water it was in his best interest to come out. Our officers helped by throwing him a floatation device and a rope and we helped pull him out of the water,” Sgt. Ken O’Brien said.

The suspect was wanted on theft, drug and weapons charges.

Police say the entire incident remains under investigation including why the bail bondsman fired a shot at the suspect’s car.


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