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U.S. Marshals Arrest Chicago Fugitive Near Dubuque Senior High School
By Katie Wiedemann, Reporter
DUBUQUE, Iowa - United States Marshals arrested a fugitive in Dubuque on Monday. Dubuque police had a warrant to arrest 22-year-old Derrick Timmons of Chicago. Police say Timmons was involved in an incident at the Emergency Room of Mercy Medical Center last fall. He's charged with Riot and Assault with Injury.
Supervisors with the United States Marshal's office say they were helping Dubuque police search for Timmons. Deputies say they were in an unmarked vehicle when they saw Timmons leave a Dubuque apartment and get into his girlfriend's car.
The deputies pulled over that vehicle in the busy 1200 block of Locust Street. That's where they arrested him. Some passerbys were taking cell phone video. Other people pulled over to watch the arrest. Neighbors say it was strange to see United States Marshal Deputies holding rifles in their neighborhood.
Steven Cina said, "they pulled him out of the passenger seat and they put him in cuffs and were questioning him and they told the driver of the car to pull over."
The deputies tell us they used the guns during the arrest just as an extra precaution because they say Timmons has a history of violent behavior.