On Saturday, July 30, 2016, at approximately 3:55 p.m., the Marshalltown Police Department responded to the 100 block of North Center Street following a report of a shooting at this location. Upon arrival, officers located an adult, male who was the victim of a non-life threatening gunshot wound. That subject was subsequently transported to a local medical facility for treatment. The victim has been identified as Dustin A. INMAN, age 47, of Marshalltown.

A one square block area around the 100 block of N. Center Street was blocked off by law enforcement for several hours as police searched the area for the suspect, interviewed witnesses and processed the crime scene. A suspect has been identified but is not in police custody. The police are actively searching for Perry W. DEWALT, age 45, of Marshalltown. DEWALT’s photo is included with this media release. DEWALT is wanted on the criminal charges of Attempted Murder and Going Armed with Intent.

The Marshalltown Police Department is still actively investigating this crime. Community members with information regarding this crime, or information concerning the whereabouts of Perry W. DEWALT, are encouraged to call the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725. Crime tips can also be submitted to Marshall County Crime Stoppers. Your anonymous tips may be submitted by calling (641) 753-1234 or via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637), or online at www.marshallcountycs.com. All tips are completely anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip results in an arrest.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the State Center Police Department have assisted with this investigation. The Marshalltown Fire Department and ambulance crews from Central Iowa Healthcare also assisted in the response to this incident.

Questions regarding this media release should be directed to Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641.754.5771 or via email at mtupper@ci.marshalltown.ia.us.

(A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)


     Perry W. DEWALT
 
 
KCCI's Lauren Donovan was in Marshalltown to report on the Marshall County Crime Stoppers Safety Camera project.

Here is the link to her report.
 
 
The Marshall County Crime Stoppers program has again helped local law enforcement identify criminal suspects.
Specifically, the Marshalltown Police Department recently arrested three juveniles in connection with burglaries at the city's compost facility in 2014, 2015 and earlier this year.

On May 8, the MPD with assistance from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, began an investigation into the burglaries of the compost facility office and buildings used by the Marshalltown Sewer Department at 901 Woodland St. Several city vehicles were driven and damaged as well as city and personal property stolen.

On May 11, the MPD sent a media release asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects.

A Crime Stoppers tip in mid-May provided a lead. On May 26, detectives and MPD's Crime Scene Tech, with the assistance of the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force and MCSO, executed search warrants at residences in Marshalltown and Rhodes where stolen property was recovered.

During the execution of search warrants, one of the juvenile suspects was located and taken into custody. The juvenile was transported to the MPD with a parent for an interview with a detective. During the session, it was learned that this juvenile was responsible for two other burglaries to the compost facility - one in 2014 and another in 2015.

Afterwards, the juvenile was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility in Eldora.

As the investigation continued, the identity of the two remaining suspects were revealed. On June 29, a second juvenile was arrested and charged for his part in the May 8 burglary.

Earlier this week, the third suspect and his parents came to the MPD to be interviewed by the investigating detective. On Wednesday, this juvenile was arrested and charged for his participation in a March 2015 incident.

All three juveniles were charged with third-degree burglary 3rd Degree, second-degree theft and first-degree criminal mischief. The case is now being handled by the Marshall County Attorney's Office and Juvenile Court Services.

The names and ages of the juveniles are being withheld as per Iowa law.