DES MOINES, Iowa- Des Moines Police say a man, who led them on an overnight chase on the city's south side and punched an officer is behind bars.
Our News partner, Channel 13 WHO-TV reports offficers stopped a vehicle, driven by 38-year-old Anthony Marquez at SE 9th and Bancroft, because of a traffic violation.
Marquez told police his license was revoked, he then sped off, leading police on a chase. He stopped at 30th and Bell, got out of the vehicle, charged at officers, then punched one in the face, and kept punching the officer, during a struggle.
Another officer used a Taser, and Marquez was taken into custody.
Marquez was wanted locally for theft and eluding. He's also wanted for weapons trafficking in Arizona. He now faces a charge of assault on a police officer and an additional eluding charge.
A passenger in the vehicle, 31-year-old Monique McGregor, was taken into custody on drug possession and theft charges.