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For Immediate Release

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September 18, 2017 Southern District of Iowa; (515) 284-6240
USMS Office of Public Affairs; (703) 740-1699
Fort Dodge Homicide Suspect Arrested in Des Moines
Des Moines, IA – A team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals arrested a Fort Dodge homicide suspect early this morning in Des Moines.

The U.S. Marshals Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Des Moines Police Department, arrested Levi Gibbs III, 27, in the 2100 block of 26th Street in Des Moines just before 5 a.m. this morning. U.S. Marshals in Des Moines were acting on information received from U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of Iowa (Cedar Rapids) which led to Gibbs’s arrest. Gibbs was taken into custody without incident.

Gibbs is wanted by Fort Dodge Police for the September 3rd shooting death of Shane Wessels. Gibbs is charged with First Degree Murder.

Gibbs was booked into the Polk County Jail in Des Moines following his arrest this morning.

The Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in the Southern District of Iowa. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators. Membership agencies include the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, the Fourth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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