Officers with the Waterloo Police Department's Violent Crimes Apprehension Team have taken three suspects into custody on felony gun charges.  On January 13, 2012 Officers took twenty-nine-year-old Ryan Danell Marshall and thirty-three-year-old Darrel Fernando Hardy into custody on felony gun charges.  Officers later coordinated with the Des Moines Police Department regarding the investigation and had thirty-year-old Delvonn Mark Battle taken into custody on warrants related to the gun investigation. 

The arrests were the result of a traffic stop conducted by Waterloo VCAT Officers in the area of Logan/Dawson St. on January 13th.  Officers came into contact with all three suspects during the investigation on that date.   While conducting the investigation, Hardy attempted to act as a decoy and flee from the vehicle on foot.  Hardy was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit with Officers.  Officers eventually searched the vehicle and located a loaded semi-auto 9mm handgun underneath the front passenger seat.  Hardy was charged as a felon in possession of a firearm and interference with official acts, while Marshall was charged as a felon in possession of a firearm.  Battle was later charged as a felon in possession of a firearm and carrying weapons.  All three suspects are from Des Moines.  Battle and Hardy are currently being held at the Black Hawk County Jail. 

 

Sgt. Matt McGeough