Suspect Still At Large

On January 4 at approximately 9:14 P.M., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on North Locust Street near the Casey’s General Store, in Winfield for a traffic violation.

After the vehicle came to a complete stop, two individuals exited the vehicle and fled the scene. Deputies pursued the driver of the vehicle on foot and eventually apprehended the subject a few blocks away from the scene. The driver, later identified as Brian Joshua Shouse, 38, of Burlington, Iowa, was arrested and returned to the original scene. It was later confirmed Shouse’s driving status was suspended through the State of Iowa and held several active warrants for his arrest.

After further investigation, a search of the vehicle was conducted. Items found in the vehicle were amounts of Methamphetamine, individual plastic baggies, and drug paraphernalia.

Resulting from the investigation Shouse was arrested for Interference With Official Acts – (Serious Misdemeanor), Failure to Affix Drug Stamp (D Felony), Possession of Controlled Substance – 3rd or Subsequent Offense (D Felony), Controlled Substance Violation – Methamphetamine (B Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Serious Misdemeanor), Driving While License Under Suspension (Simple Misdemeanor), Fail to Obey Stop Sign and Yield Right of Way (Non-Scheduled Violation), Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability (Non-Scheduled Violation)

The second suspect is still at large. If anyone has any information that could lead to the location of this individual, please contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 319-385-2712.


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