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Officers Apprehend Suspect with a gun during foot pursuit
Sunday, 27 November 2011 01:29

On Saturday November 26, 2011 Officers with the Waterloo Police Department's Violent Crimes Apprehension Team made contact with seventeen-year-old Walter Eugene Smith Jr. in the area of Center St. and Utica St. as part of an investigation.  Smith was observed smoking a cigarette and immediately fled from Officers when they attempted to stop him.  Smith was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.  During the investigation Officers recovered a .38 special revolver, which Smith had in his possession during the incident.  Smith was charged as an adult for possession of a firearm as a prohibited person and interference with official acts while in possession of a firearm, which are both class D felonies.  Smith was also charged with carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor.  Smith was booked at the Black Hawk County Jail and he is currently being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.


Sgt. Matt McGeough

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.