2 arrested in Des Moines after stolen vehicle pursuit ends in standoff

By siouxlandproud.com

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two people were arrested in Des Moines Saturday after fleeing from police in a stolen car and taking refuge in a house with a 13-year-old boy, police said.

Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said the car was reported stolen from the south side Saturday morning.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle at the intersection of 21st Street and University Avenue at 10:50 a.m. Police say the driver, Mitchell Roy Cartwright, 39, refused to stop, which led to a chase on westbound Interstate 235. The vehicle also contained Heather Nicole Karl, 38.

Police ended the pursuit near the Jordan Creek Parkway exit in West Des Moines due to reckless driving.

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