Officers Arrest Suspect on Gun Charges at Bar

On Friday September 26, 2014 Officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team were conducting an investigation in the New World Lounge parking lot located at 504 Riehl St.  During this time Officers received information that a subject had discarded a handgun under a parked vehicle as Officers were entering the lot.  Officers located a loaded .25 caliber handgun under a vehicle at that time.  Officers located the suspect in the bar shortly thereafter.  Officers detained twenty-three year old Dontavious Reginald Barbee of Waterloo at that time.  During the investigation Officers obtained surveillance video depicting Barbee placing the gun under the vehicle.  Barbee was transported to the Black Hawk County Jail where he was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, carrying weapons and public intoxication.

Sgt. Matt McGeough


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