More Charges for Council Bluffs Man Arrested After Standoff

Associated Press

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man who was arrested after a police standoff in Council Bluffs faces additional charges.

The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs reports that 29-year-old Kevin Bequette is now charged with second-degree theft and second-degree criminal mischief.

Police say the Omaha Area Fugitive Task Force located Bequette at a Council Bluffs home on June 2 and attempted to arrest him on a warrant for a parole violation. A standoff ensued in a detached garage, in which police say Bequette threatened to tamper with a natural gas line. Bequette allegedly started a small fire in the garage, and police say he tried to compromise the gas line.

After the standoff, police say they found two stolen Honda vehicles, which in part led to the additional charges.

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