UPDATE: Suspect in violent assault of woman arrested by Des Moines Police


DES MOINES, Iowa — A man wanted by Des Moines Police for his alleged role in the violent assault of a woman in May is now in custody, 24 hours after police asked for the public’s help to find him.

Antonio Hardaway was booked into the Polk County Jail on Thursday afternoon on charges of First Degree Robbery, Willful Injury and numerous probation violations. Police say Hardaway and two accomplices offered a woman a ride home from a bar in May. On the way they robbed and assaulted her, then left lying unconscious in a wooded area.


DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in Des Moines are asking for the public’s help locating a man wanted in connection to a violent assault that happened back in May.

Forty-year-old Antonio Hardaway is wanted for robbery and willful injury. Police say on May 23rd Hardaway, along with another man and a woman, offered a woman a ride from a northwest Des Moines bar.

After stopping at a convenience store, the group robbed the woman and assaulted her. She was left unconscious in a wooded area along Hickman Road. The victim spent several days in the hospital.

One of the other suspects is in custody, but police say Hardaway is still at-large and continues to make threats in the community.

If you know where he may be, call 911. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers of Central Iowa here.

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