At approximately 11:21PM Tuesday September 5th, 2023 an armed robbery took place in Mount Pleasant, IA at the Best Western Motel. Witnesses helped identify the suspects and suspects vehicle as our agency was notified of direction of travel. Louisa County Sergeant Parker would intercept the vehicle and conduct a felony stop in Columbus Junction at 11:48PM. The driver, Marquise Rushin, 28, Chicago was taken into custody and a firearm was seized. Later identified Calvin Williams, 34, Chicago took off on foot fleeing the scene during the stop. Marquise was handed over to the Mount Pleasant Police Department and charged with Class B Felony 1st Degree Armed Robbery.
Louisa County Deputies would continue to search for the fleeing suspect. September 6th, at approximately 6:10AM the suspect was seen in the 200 block of Main St. in Columbus Junction. Deputies would see the suspect and chase him into a back of a business, believing he was barricaded, but the suspect would continue to flee the area through a back door. Agencies to include the Columbus Junction Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office, Muscatine Police Department, Louisa County Emergency Management and Louisa County Ambulance all conducted hours of searching with K9’s, drones and home to home searches. All supported by LCSO dispatch.
At approximately 12:46PM a resident near the Columbus Junction Post Office viewed Williams on their porch asking for them to open a door to “sign for a package”, there was although no package and he would then flee to an apartment building in the 100 block of Walnut St.. Deputies and Officers would then search the apartment to find Williams hiding in a closet. Medical attention was given to the suspect for a minor cut from breaking a window. Williams was transported to the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, charged with (2) counts of interference, criminal mischief and trespassing, he is also on Federal Probation. Williams will be transferred to the Mount Pleasant Police Department for their robbery investigation and likely further felony charges from multiple agencies.
The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office wishes to sincerely thank the multiple agencies on scene, our amazing Dispatchers that assisted, as well as the amazing response from citizens who were vigilant in apprehending these suspects and keeping their communities safe.