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Man who claims he was struck by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ SUV arrested Thursday at Capitol


This news story was published on July 3, 2020.
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DES MOINES – The man who claims he was struck by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ SUV earlier this week was arrested Thursday night at the State Capitol grounds.

Jaylen Robert Cavil, age 23, was booked into the Polk county jail on Thursday, July 2 at 5:11 PM on a charge of interference with official acts. He was released at 8:29 PM.

Mr. Cavil was apparently at the State Capitol grounds in Des Moines Thursday evening to protest the arrests made by police Wednesday at that location for earlier alleged acts of vandalism police say members of Black Lives Matter committed. Des Moines police described Thursday’s confrontation with protesters this way:

Today, five additional arrests were made at the DMPD station in connection to ongoing investigations. Two of those arrests were related to behaviors at the Capitol yesterday.

Those arrests were related to deliberate actions that included attacking a police officer and throwing his radio far out of his reach and then reaching into his pocket and pulling confidential documents from him, and then displaying those documents during a media broadcast.

Two additional arrests were made when people deliberately interfered with arrests at the PD.

The last of these arrests was related to the vandalism at Hy Vee on 20 June 2020.

Arrests under these circumstances don’t make you a martyr; they make you a criminal.

Earlier Thursday, prior to his arrest, Mr. Cavil lamented on the power of police. He tweeted, “DMPD has been unjustly charging innocent & nonviolent protesters with felonies. We’re all seeing how easy it is for any police officer in the state of Iowa to take away someone’s right to vote for the rest of their life.”

“I’m free. F**k DMPD!” Mr. Cavil tweeted upon his release.

JAYLEN ROBERT CAVIL

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11 Responses to Man who claims he was struck by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ SUV arrested Thursday at Capitol

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    there is a video. Do not support violence from the governor. These comments make me sick.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 7, 2020 at 7:38 am

      Isn’t this guy in jail for destroying public property?

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 8, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Ok time to take this douch bags picture down! So he can go burn break or alude LOSER

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    The devil finds work for idle hands. Time to 100% end all the silly quarantines and get back to work.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Lord WHAT A PUKE!!!! Should have put his stupid was in jail for 30 days!! Stating that Kim Reynolds hit the fricken idiot GET A JOB obviously you have way to much time on you hands Loser

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    The vehicle should have hit him harder, to knock that smirk off his face. Unfortunately, these are the kind of people that are going to be allowed to vote.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    He’s probably using his vacation time from work to attend all these protests.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      I think he works for BLM. The Bunch of Little Marxists wing.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Jaylen needs immediate pb intervention.

    Wonder what he does for a living?

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 11:39 am

    He was the guy who was physically mixing it up with the officers in the video at the state house and it looked like they later picked him up and hauled him away along with another young lady who was yelling “Where’s my phone? Where’s my phone?”. These kids are acting like a bunch of Marxists!

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 2:08 am

    Cavil, can’t get his way, waaaaaa.