Authorities say Nicholas Allen Cannon was driving a stolen vehicle as they chased him through Adams and Montgomery Counties early Tuesday morning. The vehicle hit a deer along Highway 34 and wound up in a ditch. Cannon fled on foot.
A few hours later, someone called police to report a suspicious man was on the north side of the HyVee in Red Oak. Police recognized the man as the suspect in the vehicle chase. After a foot chase, Cannon was hit with a Taser and arrested. Cannon faces felony charges related to the car chase and arrest. He also will be charged with criminal mischief for allegedly breaking into the change machine at a Red Oak laundromat. That happened sometime after the car chase and before he was seen at the HyVee.
Cannon was initially taken to the hospital in Red Oak to be treated for injuries from his fall after being Tasered. Tests determined he had internal injuries from the car crash, so he was taken to a hospital in Omaha. Officials say Cannon’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
(Reporting by Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, and Mike Peterson, KMA-Shenandoah)