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Council Bluffs officers hurt in two overnight calls

Cody Michael Doss, 24, of Council Bluffs

UPDATE: During the course of this investigation, police identified the suspect in the Kwik Shop incident as Cody Michael Doss, 24, of Council Bluffs.

Several warrants have been filed against Doss.

The officer, Anthony Friend a sustained minor injury to his leg, which police say did not require immediate medical help.

Friend is back to full duty and is in good condition, police say.

Doss has not yet been arrested, and anyone with information regarding his location is urged to call 911, the Criminal Investigations Division 712-3284728 or crime stoppers 712-328-7867.

Police say Doss should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Previous coverage:

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (FOX 42 KPTM)-- Council Bluffs investigators say two police officers were injured overnight in two separate calls in town.

They say neither one was hurt badly though.

The first started just after midnight when an officer spotted a man he knew had warrants on his arrest at the Kwik Shop on Ave G.

The man was sitting in his car as the officer walked up to it and ordered him out.

Investigators say the officer started to open the car door when the man put the car in reverse and sped away. The officer's hand was trapped in the door.

Investigators say the officer was dragged 20-30 feet, but was able to stay on his feet.

The man got onto I-29 southbound. Police are still looking for him.

They think he may have gone into Nebraska.

They're looking for an early 2000's Chevy Tahoe painted with a black "undercoating type of spray paint".

The officer's leg was hurt, but he was able to get back to work.

Officer hurt in second call:

The second call happened just before 3 a.m. when officers spotted a 2012 GMA Arcadia they say had stolen plates on it near 35th and W. Broadway.

The officer tried to pull the car over, but investigators say the drivers sped away north on I-29.

Council Bluffs police chased the car to Crescent where Pottawattamie County Sheriff's deputies and Iowa State Patrol stepped in to help.

Police say they car eventually headed back into Council Bluffs on Railroad highway where it hit a set of spike strips.

They say the driver kept on going for a ways before jumping out and running onto Jennings Road.

Officers eventually caught up with Joshua Leroux, 33, from Blue Springs, Miss. who they say had been driving and a woman who was released after officers spoke with her.

Investigators say the car was reported stolen out of Kansas along with the license plate.

Leroux was booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail on stolen car charges along with a number of outstanding warrants and eluding resulting in an injury.

Investigators say an officer was hurt while running after Leroux.


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