Police use Taser to bring in man accused of stealing truck
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (FOX 42 KPTM)-- Council Bluffs police say they were forced to use a Taser on a man who stole a pickup truck, led them on a chase, and wound up having a knife in his hand the whole time.
It all started just before one Wednesday morning near S 16th and 9th Avenue. Officers say Adam Wilfong wouldn't pull the pickup over, instead taking off south on 16th Street.
Officers say it hit at least one set of spikes by the time it got to Harry Langdon Boulevard and was driving on deflated front tires, but kept going south.
Officers say the truck was on its front rims around Highway 92 and finally came to a stop.
They say Wilfong jumped out of the truck right away while officers yelled commands at him, they say he refused to follow them, so they used a Taser.
Officers say Wilfong fell to the ground and officers cuffed him.
While they were doing that, officers say they found an open pocketknife in his hand.
Wilfong was taken to the hospital then booked at the Pottawattamie County Corrections center.
His passenger, Kimberly Golden, was also arrested for disobeying an officer.
The pickup had been reported stolen in November out of Omaha.