On August 31, 2011, at 10:20 PM Waterloo Police stopped a black Chevrolet Blazer in the 1600 block of Bishop Avenue for speeding. When the violator stopped the vehicle, a passenger got out and tried to walk away. Officers stopped him and found a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his waistband.

Arrested was Martavis Tayshon Wise, age 20, of 420 Independence Avenue, Waterloo. He was charged with Possession of a Firearm as a Felon and Interference with Official Acts. He is currently being held in the Black Hawk County Jail.

Captain Tim Pillack
Waterloo Police Investigations