At approximately 5:28 pm a Guthrie County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 100th block of South 12th Street. During the traffic stop, the deputy discovered that the driver, 53-year-old Tony Hoffman, was wanted by the U.S. Marshall’s Service. Hoffman attempted to flee the deputy on foot. After a short chase, the deputy apprehended Hoffman with his Taser.
Hoffman was booked into the Guthrie County Jail on charges of interference with official acts, escape from custody, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The U.S. Marshall Service has placed a detainer on Hoffman and will soon be transferred to their custody. Panora EMS, the Panora Police Department, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement assisted the Sheriff’s Office.
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