West Des Moines Man accused of extreme measures in messy divorce

(Dallas County, IA) - A West Des Moines man is facing charges, after being accused of stalking his ex-wife. Police say 42-year-old Daniel Dunham took extreme measures to try and discredit his wife in order to get custody of their kids. Police say Dunham planted drug and gun evidence in her vehicle, then told police she was driving drunk. He's facing drug and child endangerment charges.

Clive Police say they took a harassment report last September from a woman who claimed her estranged husband, Daniel Dunham had committed crimes, including allegations of drug and firearms possession and child endangerment.

Investigators say they determined Dunham had allegedly, called police to report his ex-wife for driving while intoxicated, planted drug and gun evidence in the victim’s vehicle, tracked the victim with a GPS tracking system. Police say he is also suspected in damaging her vehicle.

Detectives obtained arrest warrants for the suspect in this case, and yesterday (Thursday), Dunham turned himself in to detectives at the Clive Police Department. After being booked, he was transported to the Dallas County Jail on the charges of Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Deliver (C felony), Stalking (D felony) and two (2) counts of Child Endangerment.

Mr. Durham is currently in the Custody of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. His bond has been set at $10,000.00.

(Photo credit: Dallas County Sheriff’s Office)

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