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Man Involved in Standoff Arrested

Thursday June 30, 2016 9:50am

Man Involved in Standoff Arrested

On June 21st, 2016, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a Dubuque County Sheriff’s Deputy located a vehicle occupied by an individual who was the subject of a welfare check issued to area law enforcement personnel. The individual exited his vehicle on Sky Blue Drive wearing a bullet resistant vest and armed with a rifle. Despite being ordered to disarm himself, the subject remained armed and retreated into a nearby wooded area. Additional law enforcement personnel responded, established a secure perimeter, and a stand-off ensued. After approximately 2 hours, a negotiator was able to convince the individual to disarm himself, allowing officers to take him into custody. Located inside his vehicle were additional firearms and ammunition. The individual was transported to Mercy Hospital for evaluation and remained there for several days.

On June 29th, 2016, the individual, Ian M. Bonnette, 36, of 12615 Highway 52 North, Dubuque, was arrested immediately following his release from the hospital. He is charged with Carrying a Weapon & Interference With Official Acts. Carrying a Weapon is an Aggravated Misdemeanor punishable by a fine between $625 and $6,250, and imprisonment up to 2 years. Interference With Official Acts is a Simple Misdemeanor punishable by a fine between $65 and $625, and imprisonment up to 30 days. Bonnette remains in the Dubuque County Jail on $26,000 cash bond.

 As with any criminal case, the charges filed are allegations and any suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.