Investigation into Gun Incident Results in Arrest

Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Burlington man in connection with an incident in Middletown involving a gun.On March 6, at approximately 9:26p.m. deputies were dispatched to 403 Plains Street in Middletown, Iowa for a report of a gun being pulled on individuals at a party.  Responding deputies were unable to locate the offender that evening. Detectives with the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office investigated this incident, and it was determined that Riggin Michael Simpson, age 18, of Burlington, Iowa was the suspect who had pointed the gun at individuals at the party. March 25  Simpson was arrested for Harassment 1st Degree and Assault while Displaying a Dangerous Weapon. Simpson was transported to the Des Moines County Jail with a $10,000 bond.