Altoona Man Arrested Following Police Chase in Des Moines

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Jeremy-SlyDES MOINES, Iowa – An Altoona man was arrested after pointing a gun at a victim and then leading police on a chase in Des Moines Friday evening, the Des Moines Register reported.

Jeremy Eugene Sly, 40, of Altoona, was arrested for eluding police, displaying a weapon and operating while under the influence third degree.

According to a Des Moines Police report, the victim, who is also a Des Moines Police dispatcher, was attempting to pass Sly while going westbound on Hubbell Avenue near East 38th Street. After several attempts to pass Sly failed, the victim ended up side-by-side with Sly at a traffic light near the Quik Trip at 3700 Hubbell Ave., which is when he said Sly pointed a gun at him.

After the victim called the police, officers found Sly’s vehicle going westbound on Guthrie Avenue from East 25th Street. After officers attempted a traffic stop, Sly turned northbound onto the I-235 entrance and led police on a chase around 60 miles per hour.

As Sly attempted to take Exit 143 near Altoona, he was spiked several times by Altoona police officers and was stopped on the ramp.

Officers also discovered a black “Phantom” pellet gun inside the vehicle. Sly was also arrested for possessing drug paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol.

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