Brawl At Bail Office Leads To High Speed Chase

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DES MOINES, Iowa - A brawl at a metro bail bonds office Monday ended with a gun being pulled, a high speed police chase, and a suspect still on the loose.  The drama started  at Dave Ellis Always Affordable Bail Bonds on Indianola Road when 39-year old Sarah Lee Collis of Ottumwa turned herself in after blowing off court last week on a forgery charge. But when she was told she would have to go to jail, staffers here say Collis and her boyfriend, 34-year old Edward Feeney, attacked them then Feeney tried to run over staffers.

"We got over here by the car and he decided to take his vehicle and try to ram us with it while we were standing outside the vehicle." Bail bondsman Justin Gilbert said,  "I drew my weapon on him and that's when he stopped coming forward."

A police officer happened to be driving by, saw the fists flying and hit her emergency lights so Feeney took off leaving Collis behind.   An officer on the scene says she went after Feeney, hitting speeds of 90-miles per hour but lost him.  When police catch Feeny he will be charged with assault. Collis will not face additional charges.

4 comments

  • don

    “An officer on the scene says she went after Feeney, hitting speeds of 90-miles per hour but lost him. When police catch Feeny he will be charged with assault.”

    why not eluding?

    • Dean Thomas

      Sure sounds like a 16-year old, doesn’t it? Where’s Lou Grant when you need him? Or any Managing Editor.

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