Black Hawk County Joins Search For Dunkerton Teen Who Brought Gun To School

By Lee Hermiston and Forrest Saunders, Reporters

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DUNKERTON, Iowa - The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is taking the lead on the search for a Dunkerton High School student who allegedly brought a firearm to school last month.

The Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers said they are looking for 18-year-old Maryo Lindsey, a football player at Dunkerton. A gun was allegedly found inside Lindsey's bag during a recent away game. He is wanted on charges of bringing a weapon onto school grounds, possession of a firearm as a felon and possession of marijuana. Lindsey has not been seen since the Aug. 30 incident.

Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson said Friday his department is working with the Dunkerton Police Department and is taking the lead on the investigation.

Several high school football Web sites list a Maryo Lindsey as a senior on the Dunkerton high school football team. School officials told KCRG-TV9 on Tuesday they suspended a football player after finding a gun in his backpack after returning from an away game at Riceville.

This is not Lindsey's first encounter with law enforcement. He was arrested in 2012 in connection with a shooting in the 900 block of Cutler Street in Waterloo. Online court records show he was charged with several counts of trafficking stolen weapons. Those charges were dismissed and the case was sent to juvenile court.

According to Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers, Lindsey is described as 5'10" tall and 150 pounds. Authorities say Lindsey has two tattoos on his left arm that read "M” and “RIP Mamma Nelle." He also has two tattoos on his right arm that say “L” and “Shanelle."

Anyone with information is asked to call either the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office or the Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers. A reward will be offered for information that leads authorities to find Lindsey.
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