Des Moines man violates probation with ‘bogus’ urine sample

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Capray Demetrius Canada, 31, of Des Moines was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Wednesday for probation violation on original charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and second-degree attempted burglary.


Canada used a 9 millimeter handgun in the 2017 incident.

A Des Moines man, convicted for shooting up an Urbandale apartment in 2017, was arrested Wednesday on a Dallas County warrant after failing to outwit his urine testers.

Capray Demetrius Canada, 31, of 1263 E. 18th St., Des Moines, was arrested on a Dallas County warrant for probation violation on original charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and second-degree attempted burglary.

Canada was convicted in 2019 of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and second-degree attempted burglary in connection with a September 2017 incident in Urbandale in which he fired multiple 9 millimeter rounds from a Smith and Wesson SD9VE semi-automatic hand gun through the door of an apartment. The female victim was in the apartment when Canada fired the shots.

In the course of his supervised probation following the conviction, Canada was asked July 6 for “a urine sample for drug testing,” according to court records. Canada complied, but the supervising officer suspected that Canada “submitted a bogus sample.”

Upon questioning by the officer, Canada disclosed “a white, elastic band he had wrapped around his body that had clear, plastic tubing. The tubing was attached to a small, plastic bottle holding a yellowish fluid.”

Canada indicated to the officer that “he paid $50 for the device and bought the urine off Amazon,” according to court records. A genuine urine sample was then exacted, and it “tested positive for cocaine.” Canada told the officer that “he did two lines of cocaine on July 4, 2021.”

In requesting a warrant for Canada’s arrest, the Fifth Judicial District Probation Parole Officer said that Canada’s “cocaine use in concert with significant efforts to circumvent the Department of Correctional Services drug testing process speak to his ongoing criminality.”

A warrant was ordered July 6 in Dallas County District Court and served July 7. Canada is held in the Dallas County Jail without bond in advance of a July 9 hearing in Dallas County District Court.

Canada was arrested in West Des Moines March 11, 2021, on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault. The case is pending in Polk County District Court. He was arrested in Des Moines March 17, 2021, on a charge of eluding. The case is pending in Polk County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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