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Police Arrest Suspect in Standoff in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- On Sunday, July 7th, at approximately 2:35am, Iowa City Police received a report that a suspicious vehicle had driven by a residence on Davis Street and a male occupant of the vehicle had displayed a handgun and made a threat to the complainant. Officers located the vehicle driving in the area a short time later and when they attempted to make contact the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers pursued the fleeing suspect and eventually determined that the suspect had entered the residence at 2017 Taylor Drive.

Officers set up a perimeter around the house and the ICPD Special Response Team (SRT) and Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) responded to the scene about 7:30am. Although a 24 year old female occupant of the residence exited upon request about 9:30am, attempts to make contact with the suspect were unsuccessful. At approximately 10:30am the SRT made entry into the residence and located the suspect, 21 year old Torian Topaz Cleggette, hiding in the attic. Cleggette was taken into custody on a previously existing warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance, Keep or Permit Use in a Structure or Vehicle, an aggravated misdemeanor. The arrest occurred without incident and there were no injuries.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The initial incident remains under investigation and additional charges are possible. Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

 
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