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3 Children Found in Car after Chase
The Polk County Sheriff's Office said three small children were found inside a car after a short chase Monday.
The chase was reported about 10:30 a.m.
Deputies were searching for Charles Senase Jr. after he reportedly had been involved in a domestic incident with a woman.
His vehicle was found in 1700 blk of 2nd Ave. in Des Moines and deputies attempted to stop it, but he driver kept going for several more blocks.
The short chase ended near Franklin and 2nd Ave.
Authorities said Senase Jr. had three small children in the vehicle -- none were in car seats or using seat belts.
Senase was arrested and charged with domestic simple assault, a non-payment of child support, three counts of child endangerment, eluding, driving while suspended and three counts of failure to secure a child.
Authorities said the children were unharmed and turned over to family.