23 Year Old Arrested with Handgun

Last Tuesday, Des Moines County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation at US Highway 34 and Gear Ave. During the traffic stop deputies smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Deputies asked a passenger in the vehicle to step out and speak with them. The passenger was identified as Jabak Yacub Willis, age 23, of Burlington, IA. Willis was observed to have an object resembling a firearm tucked into his front waistband. He was then detained and a 9mm handgun was located on his person.

Deputies ran a check of the firearm, and it came back stolen out of Burlington, IA. Deputies also found that Willis has a previous conviction for domestic abuse assault preventing him from carrying a firearm. Willis also has a previous drug conviction and admitted to using marijuana earlier that day. Willis was placed under arrest for possession of firearm by domestic abuse offender (D Felony) and person ineligible to carry dangerous weapons. He was transported to the Des Moines County Correctional Center