Officers seized stolen property at a residence in Falls City.
Courtesy of Jerry Mott
DALLAS — On Dec. 22, an off-duty Dallas police sergeant noticed two people outside of Wal-Mart matching descriptions of suspects from an earlier trespassing call.
One of the males also had warrants out for his arrest, said Lt. Jerry Mott in a press release.
When officers arrived, they contacted Colt Davies and Evan Neeley. Davies, 32, of Dallas, was cooperative, Mott said.
However, Neeley, 21, of Dallas, gave officers false information before trying to run from them and stumbling into the side of the Wal-Mart building.
Neeley continued to fight with officers, including pulling a knife from his waistband, which he dropped during his stumble or onset of the struggle with officers.
Subsequent investigation tied Neeley and Davies to multiple burglaries and thefts in the Dallas area. During a follow-up investigation on Dec. 29, Dallas Police, assisted by Polk County Sheriff’s deputies, served a search and seizure warrant at 11 N. Main St., Falls City.
Police seized suspected methamphetamine from the residence.
Neeley was charged with felony unlawful possession of methamphetamine, felon in possession of a restricted weapon, giving false information to a police officer, resisting arrest, four counts of second-degree theft, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, three counts of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
He was lodged in Polk County Jail on $175,000 bail.
Davies was charged with felony unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
He was lodged in Polk County Jail on $25,000 bail.
The investigation is ongoing. More arrests are anticipated to these connected investigations.
To view a video of the arrest, click here.