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Two of a kind


Comedian Katt Williams is a wanted man after failing to appear in court to answer for an assault charge issued back in April when he allegedly threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager. CV 7-21 PHOTO TWO OF A KIND MayseWilliams, 44, was due to appear in court on June 20, but he didn’t show up. He was given time to offer an explanation, but none was forthcoming. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Jonathan Mayse, 33, was also charged with failure to appear. CV 7-21 PHOTO TWO OF A KIND KATT WILLIAMSMayse was arrested on July 7 and booked into the Polk County Jail. Details of Mayse’s original crime were not available, including whether or not he “a-salt-ed” anyone.




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This information was obtained from Ankeny’s Most Wanted. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The Ankeny Police Department asks that anyone with information on the location or identity of this suspects call 515-289-5264.

On May 23, at about 5:15 p.m., an unidentified male suspect was observed passing counterfeit money at a local business in the 500 block of North Ankeny. The suspect possibly goes by the alias “Pablo” and could be passing additional counterfeit money.CV 7-21 PHOTO CRIME STOPPERS

Anyone with any information about the suspect is encouraged to e-mail or call Detective Mortvedt at or 515-289-5269.



Blotter — Des Moines

Shooting in the air

On July 3 at about 10:24 p.m., police responded to a call about gunshots fired in an alley behind a house on Cottage Grove. Police arrived on the scene and went through the alley but did not find anyone. The officer talked to the caller who stated that he was in the parking lot when he observed three males walking westbound in the alley. The caller did not get a good look at them, but he thought they were all African American, around six feet tall, weighing between 150 and 200 pounds. He stated that one of the suspects fired three to four shots in the air and then continued westbound. The officer located three .45 caliber shell casings in the alley.

Knock three times

On July 4, about 11:30 p.m., police were called about a domestic disturbance on East 34th Street. When the officer arrived, he met with the victim, who was still crying and had obvious injuries to her mouth. The victim stated her husband of four years was awakened when a man started knocking at the front door. Her husband accused the victim of bringing the other man home, then seized a small dog and choked it before throwing it on the ground. The victim attempted to grab the suspect, who then turned around to strike her several times in the face with a closed fist, cutting her lip open and knocking out a tooth. The victim said she then attempted to defend herself by swinging at the suspect but isn’t sure if she made contact. Then the suspect clamped down on the victim’s throat, choking her until she was able to struggle free. At some point, the suspect also twisted the victim’s left foot. The officer located the suspect inside the dwelling, in bed, and he was arrested without incident. The suspect stated that nothing had happened, but when he was asked how the victim sustained her injuries, he said “she started it by punching me.”

And baby makes three

On July 3, at about 6:06 p.m., a local hospital reported treating a potential assault victim.  Upon arrival at the hospital, the officer met with the suspect who said he had argued with his girlfriend at their house about their baby — they live together part-time and have a child together, but they are not married. According to him, his girlfriend yelled disrespectfully at his mother and then scratched his arm — the officer did not see any marks consistent with injury. The suspect admitted to pushing his girlfriend away with his hands when she approached his mother. The victim agreed that the argument started as a result of issues pertaining to the baby, but she said it escalated after he pushed her to the ground and then sat on her while threatening to hit her. The victim said she was able to struggle free, but then the suspect grabbed her from behind and used his arm to choke her while dragging her from the house. The suspect was arrested and taken to jail. CV


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