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