On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 the Waterloo Police Department received a report of an armed robbery of an individual at the intersection of Lafayette and State streets.
The victim was sitting in her vehicle and was approached by a lone black male that was armed with a handgun. The suspect had his face covered with a bandana. The suspect fled the area on foot with another handgun that was stolen from the victim.
As a result of the investigation it was determined that more than one suspect was involved in this robbery. The victim identified one of the suspects as Julius Jones Jr., age 26, of Waterloo. Information was received that Jones had fled to Oklahoma City, OK.
On Friday, June 19, 2015, with the cooperation of the Oklahoma City Police Department Jones was located and taken into custody while still in possession of the stolen handgun.
Two other individuals that were with Jones at the time of the arrest were also detained; Dijonis Deontray Brown, age 15, who had a valid Iowa juvenile pick up order and a 15 year old female runaway from Iowa.
Jones was charged in Oklahoma with the crime of Possession of a Weapon as a Felon. He will be charged with Robbery 1st Degree in Black Hawk District Court pending his extradition back to Iowa.
Captain Dave Mohlis
Waterloo Police Department
On June 18, 2015 around 10:00pm Officers with the Waterloo Police Department's VCAT Unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of E. 4th St/Walnut St. reference an equipment violation. During the investigation Officers detected an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Officers recovered several quantiites of marijuana, a digital scale and packaging material during the incident. One of the rear seat passengers was identified as twenty-four-year-old Dennis William Washington of Waterloo. During a search of Washington Officers located a stun gun on his person. Officers also located a loaded .22 caliber handgun near his person, which was reported stolen earlier in the year. Washington was charged with two counts of carrying weapons. Seventeen-year-old Makayla Chamberlin and sixteen-year-old Deshawn Lee Jackson were charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Eighteen-year-old Jordan Marie Reiter was charged with providing false identification and carrying weapons in addition to being served with multiple arrest warrants. All of the suspects were booked on their charges.
Sgt. Matt McGeough