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Fort Dodge man wanted for attempted murder in Ames caught in Chicago



This news story was published on August 16, 2016.
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DES MOINES – U.S. Marshals joined Ames Police on Thursday in the manhunt for a Fort Dodge man who was wanted for an August 9th shooting that left one man hospitalized. The manhunt ended yesterday when a team of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, led by U.S. Marshals, arrested the suspect in Chicago.

The U.S. Marshals Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force joined in the manhunt for 23 year old Kevin Darnell Williams of Fort Dodge after Ames Police identified him as the suspect in the shooting of Leonard Boyd III, 29, of Boone on Tuesday. An arrest warrant was issued for Williams by the Iowa District Court for Story County on Thursday, August 11th. Williams was charged with attempted murder, first degree robbery, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On Friday, August 12th, authorities learned that Williams may have fled to Chicago. Additional coordinated efforts of the Ames Police, the Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force in Des Moines, and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Chicago, led investigators to a couple of possible addresses on South Sangamon Street in Chicago. Further investigation allowed investigators in Chicago to narrow the search even more. As a result of the investigation, the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force was able to locate and arrest Williams in the 6900 block of South Sangamon Street at around 10 am on Sunday.

Williams was booked into the Cook County Jail to await extradition proceedings back to Iowa.

The Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in the Southern District of Iowa. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators. Membership agencies include the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 3:23 p.m., the Ames Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 3800 block of Tiverton Court. When officers arrived, they found a male laying in the road. The male had multiple gunshot wounds to his body. Witnesses told officers the suspect fled on foot into a wooded area north of Tiverton Court. Officers conducted an extensive search of the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

The victim was transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. The victim has been identified as Leonard F. Boyd III, age 29, of Boone, Iowa. Boyd is in stable condition. Follow-up investigation by the Ames Police Department identified the suspect as Williams, also known by the name “Splash”.

Kevin Darnell Williams

Kevin Darnell Williams

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11 Responses to Fort Dodge man wanted for attempted murder in Ames caught in Chicago

  1. PABLO SWIFT Reply Report comment

    August 16, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I wish they would send all the gang bangers here in mason city and clear lake back to ghetto where they belong. you can take the kid out of the ghetto, but you cant take the ghetto out of the kid!!!

    • Nada Racist Reply Report comment

      August 16, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      NEWSFLASH: Mason City is a ghetto and has been one for a while. Too many naysayers in town that don’t want to invest in education or amenities. You’re not attracting young, educated professionals. You attract criminals by not investing in your city. It will only get worse based on the comments I read on NIT.

    • Allen Reply Report comment

      August 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      It’s not the ghetto these thugs/gangbangers need to be sent too, it’s back to their homeland, AFRICA.

      • Bodacious Reply Report comment

        August 16, 2016 at 7:29 pm

        Is the guy who uses Pee Pee as his name, a spawn of yours?

      • Daniel Blackcloud Reply Report comment

        August 17, 2016 at 7:44 pm

        Perhaps we should send the white man back to his home land and return the land to ” The People”…

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 16, 2016 at 9:35 am

    From chitcago back to chitcago as the chief con artist says – POS

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 16, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      LVS. Go to your room, its nap time. Stop making a fool of yourself on line!

      • LVS Reply Report comment

        August 16, 2016 at 1:41 pm

        Dumb Ass-That wasn’t me. Damn, you are still ignorant.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 16, 2016 at 8:40 am

    From Boone? Looks like this responsible young man may have come from a bit further east 🙂
    https://www.facebook.com/zayzay.jackson.3

  4. Reality Check Reply Report comment

    August 16, 2016 at 8:29 am

    And the relevance to North Iowa is………..?

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 16, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Welcome to Goodburger, may I take your order?