Armed entry of Perry house by law enforcement yields no suspect


Law enforcement agents made an armed entry into a Perry house Thursday evening, seeking “a suspect in a domestic situation,” according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s office.

The identity of the subject has not been released at this hour.

A person at the scene of the armed entry and claiming to live at the residence in the 1400 block of Seventh Street said a “fishing buddy” who has been staying at her house took her vehicle without her permission and “went to Bouton and beat up his girlfriend.” This person’s claims have not been confirmed by law enforcement authorities.

Radio communications about 6:45 p.m. indicated Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs were seeking a vehicle believed to be traveling westbound toward Perry. Officers of the Perry Police Department positioned their patrol vehicles in order to intercept the westbound vehicle if and when it entered the city limits of Perry.

The vehicle was not located en route but was later found at the house on Seventh Street.

Agents of the Perry Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff’s office and Iowa State Patrol then gathered outside the Seventh Street residence and entered it about 7 p.m. with the aid of rifles and tactical gear. The suspect was not located inside the house. will update this story as information becomes available.


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