Officers Arrest Suspect with Gun After Foot Pursuit

On April 17, 2015 at approximately 9:30pm Officers with the Waterloo Police Department's Patrol Division and Violent Crime Apprehension Team approached a group of subjects loitering in front of 520 Elm St. reference a weapons investigation.  This residence has been the subject of multiple shooting and weapons investigations.  Upon making contact, twenty-year-old William Rashad Burt ran into the residence of 520 Elm St. and slammed the door on Officers after being told to stop while twenty-one-year-old Kristopher Darquel Spates Jr. fled on foot down the street.  Officers pursued Spates and took him into custody a short time later.  Officers located a .380 Semi-auto handgun Spates had discarded while fleeing from Officers.  Spates was charged with a felony for interference with official acts involving a firearm in addition to carrying weapons.  Burt was ordered out of the residence and he was taken into custody for interference with official acts.  Forty-year-old Selina White was arrested for failure to disperse and interference with official acts and a juvenivle was taken into custody for a juvenile pick-up order during the incident.  The suspects were booked into the Black Hawk County Jail. 


Sgt. Matt McGeough




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