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ICCC student stabbed

Police chase, catch suspects

September 8, 2012
By PETER KASPARI, pkaspari@messengernews.net , Messenger News

Fort Dodge Police have arrested a man and charged him in connection with the stabbing of an Iowa Central Community College student.

Adrian C. Lyons, 19, of Bloomington, Ill., has been charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

Around 12:47 a.m. Saturday, the Webster County Communications Center received a report about a fight at Iowa Central, according to a press release from Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody.

As Officers Tom Steck and Matt Webb responded, dispatchers said three suspects were seen running south from the scene. The suspects, which included Lyons, were arrested and brought back to the accident scene.

Carmody said after the suspects were caught, the caller said someone had been stabbed. The Fort Dodge Fire Department and an ambulance from Trinity Regional Medical Center were dispatched. They transported Jahwan Akui, 19, of Chicago, Ill., to Trinity where he was treated for what Carmody described as "a laceration to his face."

He was released early Saturday morning.

The two other suspects, Darius D. Chapel, 18, of Bloomington, Ill., and Marquis D. Terry, 18, of Kirkwood, Mo., were also arrested. Chapel and Terry were both charged with public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor. Chapel was also charged with harassment of a public official for allegedly refusing to tell police officers his name.

All three made their initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Saturday morning.

Lyons was ordered held on $1,000 bond by Magistrate Steve Kersten. Kersten told Lyons it was being set that high because he's not from Fort Dodge and it's unclear if he'll be allowed back at the college.

Both Chapel and Terry pleaded guilty to public intoxication, and each received a $195 fine.

Chapel pleaded not guilty to harassment of a public official and had his trial set for Oct. 4.

Carmody said this case shows the importance of forming partnerships with public safety agencies is.

"I can't emphasize the importance and value of our education system partners working with public safety to provide the safest learning environment possible for our children," he said. "These coordinated efforts enabled us to quickly apprehend the suspects and provide closure to the incident."

 
 

 

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