Missing Dunkerton Student Arrested In Texas

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

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By Richard Pratt

DUNKERTON, Iowa -- A missing Dunkerton student accused of carrying a handgun and marijuana in his duffel bag has been arrested in Texas.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office announced Friday morning that 18-year-old Mary'o D. Lindsey was arrested in the Dallas area on charges out of Black Hawk County for carrying weapons, possession of a firearm on school grounds, possession of a firearm as a felon and possession of marijuana. His bond has been set at $200,000 and he is awaiting extradition from Dallas to Iowa.

The sheriff's office was called to assist the Dunkerton Police Department on Aug. 31 after receiving word from the Dunkerton schools superintendent that a gun and marijuana were found in Lindsey's bag. Police said the night before Lindsey had played in the team's game against Riceville, was injured and taken to the hospital. After being taken to the hospital, officials located Lindsey's duffel bag and found the handgun and marijuana.

Authorities attempted to locate Lindsey, but he skipped town. After learning he was possibly fleeing to Texas, Lindsey was placed on the Sheriff's Top Ten List.

An investigation into his disappearance led deputies to a possible location in Texas and the United State Marshal's Service was contacted for assistance.

Lindsey is scheduled to appear before a Dallas County, Texas judge for an extradition hearing. At that time, he will either post bond and return to Iowa for a court date or he will be extradited back to Black Hawk County. If he fights extradition, the Black Hawk County Attorney's office will need to secure a Governor's Warrant.

Lindsey 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.
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