CHASE ARREST: Ames Police Catch Suspect

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Ames police say the snow helped them nab an alleged criminal Friday morning.

Authorities say 41-year-old James Jennings of Jewell fled a traffic stop in Story City. Officers caught up with him in Ames at 9:30 a.m. and a short chase ensued.

Near 24th and Pierce Jennings got out of his vehicle and took off on foot. Police say thanks to the snow, officers were able to track Jennings’ footprints.

They found Jennings hiding in a closet at a nearby home.

He is now charged with eluding, trespassing, interference with official acts and several traffic charges.