Ames man accused of chasing people around downtown, yelling racial slurs

An Ames man has been criminally charged after allegedly chasing people around the downtown district while yelling racial slurs.

According to a criminal complaint, 49-year-old Bradley Dean Wolf of Ames was taken into custody last week on one count of Disorderly Conduct – Abusive Epithets/Threatening Gestures, a simple misdemeanor.

The complaint states that the Ames Police Department was called to the 500 block of Douglas Avenue in the early afternoon on a report of a “male yelling racial slurs and chasing them around on foot.” The man, later identified as Wolf, is said to have “put people in fear” because of his behavior.

Officers responded to the area and found Wolfe “a short distance away.” He was taken into custody and transported to the Story County Jail in Nevada.

Bradley D. Wolf, 49, is accused of yelling racial slurs and chasing people near the downtown district in Ames. (Photo: Story County Jail)

Wolf has since pleaded guilty to the disorderly conduct charge and was fined $105 by recently appointed Judicial Election District Associate Judge Ashley Beisch, per court documents.

Online records indicate that Wolf was arrested in January on a felony charge of Third-Degree Burglary in Polk County. He later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of Trespass – Injury or Damage Greater Than $300.

Court documents also show Wolfe was sentenced to jail time and fines earlier in the year for charges including Fifth-Degree Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, and Interference With Official Acts, several of which involved separate incidents.

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