Muscatine Police Department Press Release – Lt. David O’Connor – 05/17/2021

On May 15, 2021, at around 3:00 a.m., officers of the Muscatine Police Department responded to the area of the 1000 block of 1st Avenue in reference to a fight that occurred.  Once officers arrived, it was discovered that a 22 year old female and a 21 year old male had been seriously injured and they were transported to the hospital.  A 23 year old male and 19 year old male were stabbed during the incident and both of them required medical treatment.

As a result of the investigation, the following individuals were arrested and charged:

Mike Fidencio Perez Jr., Date of Birth 06/28/1997 – 1218 ½ Smalley Street, Muscatine, IA. – charged with 2 counts of Willful Injury (C Felony), and 1 count of Criminal Gang Participation (D Felony). Perez is being held in the Muscatine County Jail.

Jaime Michael Gomez, Date of Birth 02/21/2002, – 1004 East 9th Street, Muscatine, IA – charged with 1 count of Criminal Gang Participation (D Felony).

The Criminal Investigation is continuing. Please contact Lt. David O’Connor of the Muscatine Police Investigative Unit at 563-263-9922 extension 608 if you have any information about this incident. Callers may remain anonymous.

All persons listed should be considered innocent of the aforementioned charges until proven otherwise by a court of law.