By PETER KASPARI
Messenger staff writer
One of Webster County's Most Wanted fugitives has been arrested in Des Moines.
Deron B. Foy, 19, was arrested by Des Moines police Monday evening after they attempted to pull over Foy's vehicle during a routine traffic stop.
After Foy was arrested, officers discovered Foy had warrants out of Webster County.
According to court documents filed with the Webster County attorney's office, on Feb. 5, 2010, Foy tried to kill a man by shooting three rounds from a semiautomatic gun into a vehicle in the 1000 Block of 10th Street Southwest.
A man was sitting in the driver's seat of that vehicle, which was struck by bullets on the steering column, the passenger's seat, and the trunk.
In the complaint, it said Foy "should have expected that these rounds would have killed the occupant had he hit him."
After being released with supervision to the Department of Corrections, Foy was arrested on Jan. 16, 2011 after he tried interfering with a police officer who was investigating a house fire.
Foy was released on bond and failed to show up for his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court.
He was on the run for more than a year before his arrest Monday night.
According to the Des Moines Police Department, officers tried to stop a car around 6:40 p.m. for having dark windows and no license plates.
When the car slowed and attempted to turn a corner, officers said Foy jumped out and fled on foot.
Officers who were chasing Foy said he had a gun in his waistband.
He ran between two houses, and was eventually caught by police after he fell while jumping over a fence.
According to officers, Foy had almost $1,300 in cash on him. The gun was retrieved under the lid of a grill.
He is now facing several new charges in Des Moines, including interference with official acts and carrying weapons.
Foy is being held in the Polk County Jail on $33,400 bond.
It's not known when Foy will be brought back to Webster County.
Contact Peter Kaspari at (515) 573-2141 or firstname.lastname@example.org