A chase Thursday afternoon in Montgomery County lasted for over an hour, and the eventual arrest of a man who was wanted on several outstanding warrants. According to the Red Oak Police Department, 22-year old Jonathan Tyler McAlpin, of Red Oak, was arrested just before 2-p.m. Thursday, following a traffic stop, a foot pursuit and a lengthy search.
Officials say the incident began after officers initiated a traffic stop in Red Oak, on a vehicle driven by David Wayne Robinette, of Clarinda. Robinette was charged with Driving While Suspended. McAlpin, who was a passenger in the vehicle, allegedly resisted arrest when officers attempted to take him into custody on several warrants. The officer attempted to use his Taser on McAlpin, but the effort failed.
The man fled on foot, climbed over a fence and zig-zagged between several house in the 200 block of east Ohio Street. The officer lost sight of McAlpin, but a Red Oak K-9 unit and tips from neighbors in the area lead to McAlpin being found hiding in a single car garage in the 700 block of South 4th Street.
McAlpin continued to resist arrest, but was taken into custody and is facing nine felony and two aggravated misdemeanor charges. The latest felony charges include: 3rd Degree Burglary, and Disarming a Peace Officer of a Dangerous Weapon. He The aggravated misdemeanor charges include: Interference with Official Acts and Assault on a Peace Officer.
Based on previous warrants he also faces felony charges that include: two counts of 2nd Degree Theft; two counts of 2nd Degree Criminal Mischief; Assault with a weapon on Peace Officers/Others; and, two counts of Eluding.