WATERLOO | Three people were taken into custody Friday following an early morning New Year's Day shooting in downtown Waterloo.
Kristopher Darquel Spates Jr., 22, of Waterloo, has been charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, carrying weapons, going armed with intent and interference with official acts. Davion Everette Madlock, 16, of Waterloo, and Doncorrion Deangelo Spates, 15, of Waterloo, were charged with carrying weapons.
The victim was identified Friday afternoon as Ramarez Maurice Gary, 31, of Waterloo. Gary was found to have gunshot wounds to his leg, which resulted in him being treated at UnityPoint Health-Allen Memorial Hospital. His injuries are non-life threatening.
Audio of the incident became available on Saturday at the following link: http://www.mnpoliceclips.com/audio-waterloo-ia-shooting-1116.html. The audio goes through the incident as police respond to shots fired and the search for the people involved in the shooting after they dispersed.
About 1:50 a.m. Friday, officers went to 229 E. Fourth St. on a call from the business that no one was leaving the bar. Several officers responded to the business.
While at the scene, officers walking the area noticed several people gathering in the partial alley between Lafayette and Sycamore streets, east of the 200 block of East Fourth.
As officers approached the group, they heard several shots being fired within the group. The crowd in the alley immediately began to run from the area. As they cleared the area, one victim later identified as Gary remained with a gunshot wound.
During this incident, an officer from the Waterloo Police Department fired one round at a person holding a weapon. The shot missed and the person fled on foot. Officers chased and apprehended several people with weapons in the area.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
3 hurt in incident outside bar in Cedar Falls
CEDAR FALLS -- Three men were injured in an early morning hit-and-run accident and a fight outside of a bar in downtown Cedar Falls on Friday.
Police say they responded to the alley next to Voodoo Lounge, 401 Main St., just after midnight after being flagged down by staff members of Voodoo. Police learned two people had been struck by a vehicle in the alley to the west of the business.
The vehicle left the scene. Police said there had been a fight involving multiple people in the area, and police believe the fight and the hit-and-run are related.
Two unidentified people were taken to the hospital for injuries in the hit and runh. A third person was transported to the hospital for injuries suffered in the fight.
Cedar Falls Police are asking for the public's help in providing information regarding the incident. Those who can help are asked to call 273-2612.
Man uses stolen garbage truck to break into Cedar Falls business
CEDAR FALLS -- A Parkersburg man was arrested early Thursday after reportedy using a stolen garbage truck to ram into a Cedar Falls business.
The incident began about 1 a.m. when Cedar Falls Police were called to a burglary alarm at Wheels Unlimited Auto Sales, 1602 Center St.
As officers arrived, they noticed damage to the front of the business and a man inside. The area surrounding the business was secured by officers until Black Hawk County sheriff's deputies arrived with a canine.
At 1:27 a.m., officers along with the canine entered and search the business.
Curt Douglas Widen, 34, was discovered by the canine and taken into custody. Located nearby was a garbage truck used by Widen to damage and enter the business. The vehicle was believed to be stolen.
Widen was arrested for third-degree burglary and first-degree theft, both felonies.
The garbage truck was stolen from Wayne Engineering, 701 Performance Drive, Wednesday evening, police said.
Two-vehicle crash in Fayette Co. sends 4 to hospital
WEST UNION -- Four people were injured early Thursday when a pickup hit a garbage truck in rural Fayette County.
According to the sheriff's office, Dustin J. Bunn, 23, of Fairbank, was driving the garbage truck and Jeremiah M. Geary, 35, of Fayette, was a passenger.
Bunn was attempting to back the vehicle into a driveway at a farm two miles west of West Union on U.S. Highway 18 when the crash occurred.
Phillip Wayne Emerson White, 24, of Nashua, was driving the pickup and had a passenger, Melinda Lee Scribner, 41, also of Nashua.
The sheriff's office responded to a 911 call about 6:45 a.m.
"Scribner was trapped in the vehicle and the West Union Fire Department used the Jaws of Life and was able to cut her free," according to a statement released by the sheriff's office.
Scribner was transported to the Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union but later airlifted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
White also was transported and later airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Geary was out of the vehicle collecting trash and was hit by the garbage truck during the crash. He was transported to the hospital and later airlifted to Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.
Scribner's, White's and Geary's injuries were described as life-threatening. Bunn was transported to the hospital in West Union.
According to the sheriff's office, Bunn will be cited for unsafe backing on a highway. White will be cited for driving with a suspended driver's license.
White and Scribner had a dog in their vehicle. It was taken to the West Union Vet Clinic for treatment.