A Des Moines man violated the terms of his Dallas County probation when he attempted to elude an officer of the Des Moines Police Department Wednesday night first in a vehicle and then on foot.
Capray Demetrius Canada, 31, of 1263 E. 18th St., Des Moines, was arrested on a charge of eluding-speed more than 25 mph over the limit and on a West Des Moines Police Department warrant for first-offense domestic abuse assault and a Dallas County warrant for probation violation on original charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and attempted second-degree burglary.
The incident began about 11 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Tuttle and S.W. Ninth streets in Des Moines, where a patrolling officer of the Des Moines Police Department allegedly clocked Canada’s vehicle traveling 51 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Canada did not stop his 2005 Mercury Mountaineer when the officer activated his patrol vehicle’s lights and sirens but allegedly “continued to elude law enforcement for a couple miles, exceeding 25 mph over the posted speed limit,” according to court records.
Canada “eventually pulled into a private parking lot and attempted to flee on foot” but “was apprehended a short distance from the vehicle,” according to court records.
The West Des Moines Police Department warrant was ordered March 15 in Polk County District Court in connection with a March 11 incident in which Canada allegedly did “strike” a woman in the face, “causing the victim to lose her balance and stumble into a door,” leaving “a red mark on the victim’s left eyebrow,” according to court records. The case is pending n Polk County District Court.
Canada’s probation in Dallas County followed conviction for intimidation with a dangerous weapon and attempted second-degree burglary in connection with a September 2017 incident in which Canada fired several rounds from a handgun through the victim’s apartment door. He was sentenced to four years’ probation in June 2019.
Canada is held in the Dallas County Jail without bond in advance of an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.