Police: Cedar Rapids Man Pulled Gun During Fight

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

(Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)


By Ellen Kurt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Police said a Cedar Rapids man pulled a gun on another man during an argument at a night club.

Cedar Rapids police were called to the Red Baron Bar and Dance Club, 62 16th Ave SW, just before 2 a.m. for a report of a fight. Police said one of the combatants, 18-year-old Duval T. Walker, pulled a gun during the fight. The man who Walker threatened ran away and Walker and a second subject also fled the scene.

Police got a description of the vehicle Walker left in and stopped him at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 17th Street SE. Walker was arrested and faces charges of assault with a weapon, driving with a suspended license and failure to stop at a stop sign.

No gun was recovered, Sgt. Cristy Hamblin said.

Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman has said he is concerned about the increase in gun-related crime in the city. The spike in shootings and reports of shots fired has led him to introduce a gun buyback program, which Jerman hopes will take place this summer once enough donations have been collected.

Walker’s arrest led to a second, unrelated arrest, police said.

While preparing to tow Walker’s vehicle from where he was arrested, police said 19-year-old Dalvin S. Jackson, of Cedar Rapids, rear-ended a Darrah’s Towing & Recovery tow truck.

Police said Jackson smelled of alcohol and showed other signs of intoxication. Police said Jackson resisted officers, refused to follow directions and tried to pull away from them.

After being placed under arrest, Jackson allegedly kicked an officer in the leg as he was being placed in the squad car.

Jackson faces charges of drunken driving, assault on a peace officer, interference with official acts, failure to maintain control, failure to provide proof of insurance and driving with a suspended license.
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