Des Moines man arrested after fight ‘with knives and hammers’

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Steven James Darrell Gibbel, 37, of Des Moines was arrested Sunday on charges of carrying weapons-knife used in crime, fifth-degree criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Des Moines man was arrested in Redfield Sunday afternoon after allegedly slashing the tire of a Redfield man’s vehicle in the course of a dispute of unknown cause.

Steven James Darrell Gibbel, 37, of 1814 Logan Ave., Des Moines, was charged with carrying weapons-knife used in crime, fifth-degree criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident began about 2 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 1400 block of Jefferson Street in Redfield, where Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a report of “people fighting with knives and hammers.”

A deputy initiated a traffic stop on a 2004 Chevrolet Impala near Old Highway 6 and H Avenue that was believed to have left the scene of the reported fight.

Gibbel, the driver of the vehicle, and a female passenger “confirmed that they were involved in an assault that had just occurred in Redfield,” according to court records.

The deputy asked Gibbel whether there were any weapons in the car, and Gibbel identified “a large knife in a black sheath” in “a pocket in the driver’s side door.” He told the deputy he did not possess a permit to carry weapons.

Gibbel allegedly “admitted to having used that knife to puncture a tire on a vehicle belonging to” a Redfield resident “during the course of the assault,” according to court records.

Gibbel also told the deputy “he had a meth pipe in his jacket pocket,” according to court records.

Gibbel was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to posting a $600 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearingĀ  Dec. 21 in Dallas County District Court.

Gibbel was convicted of three counts of dominion/control of firearm/offensive weapon by felon in 2016 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of dominion/control of firearm/offensive weapon by felon in 2018 in Warren County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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