WOMAN BEATEN: Police Have Attacker In Custody

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On Thursday night, Des Moines Police caught the man charged with attacking his girlfriend with a hammer.

Police have 31-year-old Brian Huckfeldt in custody on a list of charges, including drugs, but police said they were after him for attacking his girlfriend with a claw hammer.

Mackenzie Luttrell was riding with Huckfeldt Wednesday, sleeping in the passenger seat of his truck.  She said that was when Huckfeldt snapped.  She said he accused her of being a cop and stealing his methamphetamine.

Luttrell said Huckfeldt first sprayed her with mace and it quickly escalated.

“He grabbed me and choked me, pulled me down into his lap and was choking me.  I really thought I was going to die,” Luttrell said.

“I didn’t even see him hit me with a hammer, I just knew he was.  Because I had turned over and I could feel the hammer hitting me in the head, I knew it wasn’t his fist anymore,” she said.

Luttrell suffered a concussion, broken ribs, a fractured shoulder and has 20-staples in her head from the attack.  She said she is alive because two good Samaritans intervened and stopped Huckfeldt from attacking her.

Brian Huckfeldt drove off after the attack.

Police caught up with him Thursday night at a home in the 900 block of Scott.  Police said Huckfeldt took off in a car but then stopped and took off on foot.  Police eventually took him into custody.

Huckfeldt faces a list of charges including assault, domestic abuse, interference, false imprisonment and eluding.    Police would not yet say how they located Huckfeldt but police do have him in custody Friday morning.

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