Man Gives False Name to Officers Before Fleeing

Concerned residents observing an unknown man on their back porch called the West Burlington Police Department around 11:40am on Saturday. Officers were dispatched to the 400 block Ramsey Street and located a subject at the intersection of Huston and Ramsey.

Officers asked a male what his name was, and he proceeded to tell officers a false name. The male, later identified as Elbert Oneal, took off and fled from officers for approximately five blocks.

Officers lost sight of Oneal in the 400 blk of Neva Pl. A short time later a resident on Ruthella St advised they had observed a male running into their shed.

The officers used every resource at their disposal, as K9 Maverick was deployed and Oneal was soon located inside. Officers of the Burlington Police Department and the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office were able to detain Oneal without incident.

As well as having six warrants for his arrest, Elbert Oneal is charged with Interference with Official Acts and Providing False Identification Information.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.