A one square block area around the 100 block of N. Center Street was blocked off by law enforcement for several hours as police searched the area for the suspect, interviewed witnesses and processed the crime scene. A suspect has been identified but is not in police custody. The police are actively searching for Perry W. DEWALT, age 45, of Marshalltown. DEWALT’s photo is included with this media release. DEWALT is wanted on the criminal charges of Attempted Murder and Going Armed with Intent.
The Marshalltown Police Department is still actively investigating this crime. Community members with information regarding this crime, or information concerning the whereabouts of Perry W. DEWALT, are encouraged to call the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725. Crime tips can also be submitted to Marshall County Crime Stoppers. Your anonymous tips may be submitted by calling (641) 753-1234 or via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637), or online at www.marshallcountycs.com. All tips are completely anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip results in an arrest.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the State Center Police Department have assisted with this investigation. The Marshalltown Fire Department and ambulance crews from Central Iowa Healthcare also assisted in the response to this incident.
Questions regarding this media release should be directed to Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641.754.5771 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)