Arrest Made After Chase Ends in AE Dairy Parking Lot

DES MOINES, Iowa – Two people were taken into custody early Tuesday morning after a short chase on the city’s east side.

Police say they tried to pull over 39-year-old Warnell Ziegler on a traffic violation but he refused to stop and took off. He pulled into the AE Dairy parking lot at 2420 E University Ave., where he got his vehicle stuck.

He resisted arrest and police say they had to us a Taser in order to arrest him.

A passenger in the vehicle, Christina Stein, was also taken into custody on outstanding warrants. She told police she had swallowed drugs and was taken to the hospital.

Ziegler was checked out at the hospital before being transferred to the Polk County Jail. He faces charges of driving while license suspended or revoked, interference with official acts, and violation of probation.