Pictured: Tony Hoffman, who had outstanding federal arrest warrants at the time of his arrest
A Cedar Rapids man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service was arrested Wednesday evening after a traffic stop by the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 5:28 p.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by 53-year-old Tony Hoffman in the 100 block of South 12th Street in Guthrie Center. The deputy determined Hoffman was wanted on outstanding federal arrest warrants during the stop. Hoffman fled on foot and was taken into custody after the deputy used his Taser after a short foot chase. He is charged with interference with official acts, escape from custody and possession of drug paraphernalia. Panora Emergency Medical Services, the Panora Police Department, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Department of Transportation—Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division assisted at the scene. The U.S. Marshals Service has placed a detainer on Hoffman who will be transferred into their custody in the near future.