Authorities spent six hours searching for a man in eastern Iowa early Sunday. It happened after a state trooper stopped a vehicle for speeding on Interstate 80 near Tipton at 1:30 a.m.
A report says the driver, 43-year-old James Dampier of Iowa City, gave the trooper a false name. The trooper checked on his identity and learned Dampier was barred from driving and was banned under court order to have contact with a woman who was riding in his vehicle. Dampier ran from the trooper as he attempted to place him in handcuffs. Dampier eluded troopers and deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff’s office until 7:30 a.m., when he was captured about three miles west of West Branch.