Standoff Situation Comes To An End Without Injuries

A subject is transported from the scene of an alleged standoff in Montezuma on Saturday evening.

Montezuma, Iowa – A Standoff situation in Montezuma quietly came to an end on Saturday night, when Dennis James Bunn Jr., 37, gave himself up to law enforcement.

The charges against Bunn originated from the Oskaloosa Police Department.

Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem spoke with Oskaloosa News about the situation that took place in Montezuma, in which Mahaska County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oskaloosa Police Officers assisted.

The call came in at approximately 5:30 pm for assistance with a barricaded subject, Bunn, located at 816 South 3rd in Montezuma.

Sheriff Van Renterghem and one of his deputies responded to the call for assistance.

During the standoff, Bunn relinquished his weapon, a shotgun, and then the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol entered the residence and took Bunn into custody.

Van Renterghem said that the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office was doing “a warrant check for us. We had some warrants for his arrest for two counts of forgery, two counts of identity theft, and one count of theft in the 5th Degree.”

Van Renterghem said that Bunn was communicating with dispatch by phone and sending videos of himself during the standoff.

Bunn was then transported to Mahaska Health for an initial evaluation due to some cuts to the forehead and then transported to the Mahaska County Jail.

Besides the Poweshiek and Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, Oskaloosa Police Department, Williamsburg Police, and the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Montezuma Fire Department all assisted at the scene.

A criminal charge is merely a criminal charge and not an indication of guilt. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

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