Police Chase in Franklin County

a Hamilton County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on Saturday, a Ford F150 on Interstate 35 that had been reported stolen out of Franklin County. A pursuit ensued and after the driver left the roadway and proceeded westbound, through several farm fields, damaging several fences along the way. The pursuit was then picked up again on 280th Street, west of Tollman Ave. and ended when the driver being pursued lost control near Poplar Grove Ave. on County Road D-41, entered the south ditch and rolled. The driver, identified as Daniel Ray Coonfield,32, of Des Moines, was apprehended and taken to the Hamilton County Jail after being treated for minor injuries as a result from the collision.
Coonfield faces numerous charges related to the pursuit and the theft of the Ford truck as well as charges in other counties related to other stolen vehicle and burglaries. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.