Man Charged Following Stabbing, Assault on Dubuque Police Officer
By Katie Wiedemann, Reporter
DUBUQUE, Iowa — A man is facing several charges after Dubuque police say he stabbed a man and punched a police officer on Friday.
Police responded to a fight in the 1800 block of White Street at about 2 a.m. Friday. Police say that when they tried to break up the fight, Tremaine Walton Jr., 18, intentionally punched Officer Ann Kennedy in the face. Despite being injured, Officer Kennedy continued her attempts to gain control of the situation. Police say Walton fled the scene, he was later arrested at 25th Street & Central Avenue.
Officer Kennedy suffered a concussion and a fractured jaw.
According to a news release from Dubuque Police, video surveillance of the fight showed Walton stabbing Corey Billingsley several times before he allegedly punched Officer Kennedy. Billingsley was treated and released from the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Billingsley was arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and interference with official acts. He was cited and released.
Walton is charged with attempted murder, assault causing serious injury, public intoxication & persons prohibited from premises for being under 21-years old and in a bar after 9 p.m. He was also served with two arrest warrants for third degree harassment and fifth degree theft. He is being held in the Dubuque County Jail awaiting his court appearance.
Three others were arrested and are facing charges. Principal Springer, 26, of Dubuque, is charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance.
Deondre Neealy, 26, of Dubuque, and Andrew Pratt, 18, are both facing disorderly conduct charges.
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