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Dubuque Man Apprehend following Multi-State Man Hunt

Wednesday January 27, 2016 6:23pm

Dubuque Man Apprehend following Multi-State Man Hunt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- (originally issued/released by the U.S. Marshals Office and shared with their authorization) -- The U.S. Marshals arrested in Dubuque this afternoon a man wanted on multiple state and federal firearm charges. Cowan Godfrey, 30, is a suspect in a 2015 shooting incident in Dubuque, Iowa.

An arrest warrant for Godfrey was issued on July 14th, 2015. Investigators with the Dubuque Police Department began working with the U.S. Marshals Service Northern Iowa FugitiveTask force in the hunt Godfrey. Godfrey fled the state and in mid January 2016, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force, working with the Dubuque Police Department, developed information Godfrey had likely returned to eastern Iowa.

On the morning of January 27th, NIFTF members gained information Godfrey was likely inside an apartment in the 2000 block of White street in Dubuque. After surveillance of the property confirmed Godfrey’s presence, entry was made into the residence. Godfrey was apprehended shortly after as he exited the rear of the residence. Godfrey’s arrest was a result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals, and the Dubuque Police Department. “This a great example of what can be accomplished when we have the opportunity to work so closely with local law enforcement. We have a lot to offer each other as a team.” said U.S. Marshal Kenneth Runde.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations. Nationwide, 60 local task forces are dedicated to violent crime reduction by locating and apprehending wanted criminals. These task forces also serve as the central point for agencies to share information on fugitive matters. The Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force is composed of officers from the US Marshals Service, the Linn County Sheriff’s office, Cedar Rapids Police Department, and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at www.usmarshals.gov

Dubuque Man Apprehend following

Multi-State Man Hunt