Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Charles City was on lockdown for less than an hour Friday afternoon as law enforcement was apprehending a man wanted for murder in Arizona.
IC Principal Laurie Field says they were alerted by Charles City Police about noon that law enforcement would be executing a search warrant in the vicinity of the school and issued the order to lock down the building.
Field says the school issued a notification to parents of the lockdown, which lasted about 45 minutes. She says an “all clear” message was sent to parents at 12:47 pm.
A deputy with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office told our news department that U.S. Marshals were leading the search, which was conducted at a house in the 1100 block of Kelly Street, less than a half-block from the school building. Law enforcement officers had guns on display as they stood near the house at the center of the search.
A Facebook post by the Charles City Police Department says CCPD assisted U,S, Marshals with the apprehension and arrest of 24-year-old Trevontea Tyron Howard-Brown, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for felony murder out of Pima County, Arizona.
According to KOLD TV in Tucson, Arizona, Howard-Brown is a suspect in a deadly shooting that happened near the University of Arizona campus last year.
Howard-Brown is wanted for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Harrison Weber on April 22, 2022. Weber’s 21-year-old friend, who has not been named, was also shot and seriously injured.
A reward of $2,500 had previously been offered in exchange for information leading to his arrest.