Man Arrested Following Fleeing From Officers

A Keokuk man was arrested on felony and misdemeanor drug charges following a traffic stop. The Keokuk Police Department conducted a stop in the 1400 block of Bank St. where the driver then fled on foot. Shortly after, he was apprehended and identified as Rick Keegan Tinder. He was found to be in possession of controlled substances as well as a firearm at the time of his arrest.

Rick Keegan Tinder, age 29, of Keokuk is charged with: Possession of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver while in possession of a firearm, a class B felony, Iowa drug tax stamp violation, a class D felony, and Possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor.

The Keokuk Police Department assisted in this investigation utilizing grant funding from the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau to conduct a joint law enforcement saturation project along with the Lee County Narcotics Task Force. Also assisting the investigation is the Lee County Attorney’s Office.

The defendant in this case is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Lee County Narcotics Task Force is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Justice and the funds administered by the Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy.