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larry gowinDES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man has been arrested accused of leading Polk County deputies on a chase and then ramming a deputy’s car.

A Polk County deputy tried pulling over Larry Gowin due to warrants, just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at East 14th and Douglas.

They say Gowin tried to get away from the deputy, making numerous turns.

The pursuit ended six minutes later when they say Gowin ran a stop sign at Northwest 2nd and Seneca and hit another car.

Authorities say Gowin then spun around the van and rammed a deputy’s car head on. The two drivers received minor injuries. The deputy was treated at the scene. Paramedics took Gowin to the hospital to be checked out.

He was released a short time later and arrested.

Gowin is in the Polk County Jail facing attempted murder charges, felony eluding and three felony warrants.

Those warrants are for work release violation, escape or absence from custody and failure to comply with the sex offender registry.


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