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IC School in Charles City Locked Down, Arizona Man Arrested for Murder

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.


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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