Three Nebraska women are jailed in Council Bluffs in connection with a recent drive-by shooting in Des Moines. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the incident unfolded in western Iowa early this morning.
Sheriff Danker says at 1:39 A.M., there was an all points bulletin to law enforcement about a silver sedan with Nebraska plates that was possibly involved in a shooting in Des Moines. Authorities were able to track the suspects by “pinging” a cell phone as the car traveled westbound across the state heading back to Nebraska.
The sheriff says a Cass County deputy was traveling west on Interstate-80 next to a silver Oldsmobile Alero. Danker says as the car passed the deputies’ cruiser, he pulled in behind the car and began to follow it.
The deputy ran the car’s license plates, which came back as registered to a white Dodge van — but they were on the silver Alero. Several other law enforcement agencies, including deputies with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa State Patrol and a D.O.T. Enforcement officer assisted in conducting a “felony traffic stop” of the suspect’s vehicle around 2:15 A.M. near the Shelby exit.
All three suspects were taken into custody without incident. The suspects are all from Nebraska: 24-year old Kendra Akins of Bellvue, 24-year old Ivory Goodwin and 26-year old Shera Goodwin, both of Omaha.
The vehicle was impounded at the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department. Officials with the Des Moines Police Department are traveling to Pottawattamie County to bring the individuals back to Polk County to face charges.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic