A man from Colorado was captured in central Iowa early this morning after a chase involving U.S. Marshals and local authorities. The chase happened after authorities tried to arrest 27-year-old Dewayne Lee Cole at a Des Moines hotel. He somehow escaped and wound up as a passenger in a minivan being driven by a woman who is his cousin.
The woman’s two-year-old child was in the vehicle, too, strapped into a safety seat. Authorities aren’t charging her in connection with the chase which involved eight vehicles carrying U.S. Marshals and officers from the Des Moines Police Department.
Once authorities got the minivan stopped, Cole jumped out and ran, but Marshals captured him. He is being charged with being a fugitive and he also faces two kidnapping charges connected with forcing his cousin to drive the minivan that led the early-morning police chase.