Muscatine Police Department apprehends burglary suspect

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Muscatine Living

MUSCATINE, Iowa–On Jan. 5 at approximately 11:08 a.m., the Muscatine Police Department responded to 614 Monroe Street for a report of a residential burglary in progress.

Police arrived at the aforementioned residence, and the suspect, armed with a firearm, escaped through an upstairs window of the house. Police pursued the suspect for a short distance, on foot, before the subduing the suspect. Police arrested and transported the suspect to the Muscatine County Jail.

Police identified the suspect as nineteen 19-year-old Dante Chesmore of 314 Pine Street, Muscatine.

Dante Chesmore. Photo courtesy the Muscatine Police Department.

Police charged Chesmore with second degree burglary (a class C felony), possession of a short barrel rifle (a class D felony), carrying weapons (an aggravated misdemeanor), trafficking stolen weapons (a class C felony), going armed with intent (a class D felony), felon in possession of a firearm (a class D felony), possession with intent to deliver marijuana (a class D felony), and interference with official acts (a class D felony).

Officials consider Chesmore innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Anyone who has information relevant to the case may contact Lieutenant David O’Connor at 563-263-9922 extension 608.

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