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Ames police arrest suspect in domestic assault and kidnapping investigation

This news story was published on September 15, 2020.
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AMES – Ames police have arrested a suspect in violent domestic assault and kidnapping investigation.

On September 14, 2020, at 6:45 PM, the Ames Police Department responded to a 911 call of a domestic assault in the 3100 block of Grove Avenue. Responding officers located a female victim in the area. The victim stated she had escaped from an apartment after being held against her will and assaulted several times throughout the day by her boyfriend, Derrick A. Belton, age 36, of Ames. The victim stated Belton also threatened to kill her on several occasions. The victim was transported by ambulance to Mary Greeley Medical Center and later released.

Officers contacted Belton through the apartment door. Belton refused to exit the apartment or cooperate with officers. An Ames Police crisis negotiator spoke with Belton on the phone throughout the evening and into the early morning hours. Belton continued to refuse to exit the apartment.

At 1:03 AM, officers entered the apartment and arrested Belton without incident.

Belton is charged with the following crimes:

• Kidnapping 3rd degree, a class “C” felony
• Domestic Abuse Assault- Impeding Flow of Air, an aggravated misdemeanor
• Harassment 1st degree, an aggravated misdemeanor

The Ames Police Department was assisted by CICS Mobile Crisis Response Team.

Investigation into this incident continues by the Ames Police Department.


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2 Responses to Ames police arrest suspect in domestic assault and kidnapping investigation

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 17, 2020 at 6:52 am

    Derrick is one very lucky fella. That’s exactly the kind of non-compliance that can lead to extreme pb intervention.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 17, 2020 at 9:22 pm

      No, he wasn’t loaded with a fatal dose of Fentanyl, with a dosing of meth on top of it.
      Neither did he have a weapon that he threatened police with nor did he attempt to fight, with or without a weapon, with them. He was safe from your made up line of BS.