Omaha homicide person of interest arrested by Iowa law enforcement

Iowa law enforcement arrested a man on Sunday whom Omaha police believe was a person of interest in connection with a homicide, authorities say. On Sunday morning, West Des Moines police said officers located a vehicle identified as stolen during the homicide investigation. in Omaha. According to law enforcement, the man driving it was identified as 27-year-old Gage Walter. Omaha police say two women, Linda Walter, 70, and Marceline Teeters, 93, were found dead and a car was stolen from the scene. Officers used arresting sticks and the vehicle stopped at the intersection of Highway 92 and 8th Avenue North in Winterset, Iowa, authorities said. Police said the chase lasted about 45 minutes. Raw video: Arrest made in Winterset (video courtesy of Michael Hague) Walter jumped out of the car and barricaded himself in a church, according to law enforcement. No church parishioners were inside the building at the time. . Police said Walter was alone in the church. Walter was in the church for four hours and Iowa State Patrol negotiators were in contact with him, authorities said. Police said Walter was in custody after surrendering without incident. His father, Chris Walter, believes his son killed his grandmother, Linda Walter, and great-grandmother, Teeters, and took off. He said his son had struggled with mental health and addiction for years and had been in prison more than eighteen times. More recently, Chris Walter said he warned Sarpy County Courts that his son was dangerous and that after he was released “his mother and grandmother paid the consequences”. Chris Walter said his son was kept in solitary confinement because of his violent tendencies. statement, Chris Walter said, “My mom and my grandmother were great people. My mother loved her family more fiercely than anyone I’ve ever known. My mum and dad just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December 2020. Mum spent most of her time with her husband, Jim, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and taking care of my granddaughter. -mother. Mom and Grandma Teeters will be missed by all of us. “Law enforcement said Walter will face charges in Iowa, including possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading, numerous traffic violations and burglary for breaking and entering. in the church. Omaha police said officers have traveled to Winterset to continue their investigation, and will seek to extradite Walter in connection with the double homicide.

Iowa law enforcement arrested a man Sunday who Omaha police believe is a person of interest in a homicide, authorities say.

On Sunday morning, West Des Moines police said officers located a vehicle that was identified as stolen during the Omaha homicide investigation.

According to law enforcement, the man driving it was identified as 27-year-old Gage Walter.

Omaha police say two women, Linda Walter, 70, and Marceline Teeters, 93, were found dead and a car was stolen from the scene.

Officers used arresting sticks and the vehicle stopped at the intersection of Highway 92 and 8th Avenue North in Winterset, Iowa, authorities said. According to the police, the chase lasted about 45 minutes.

Raw video: Arrest made in Winterset (video courtesy of Michael Hague)

Walter jumped out of the car and barricaded himself in a church, according to law enforcement.

No church parishioners were inside the building at the time. Police said Walter was alone in the church.

Walter was in the church for four hours and Iowa State Patrol negotiators were in contact with him, authorities said.

Police said Walter was in custody after surrendering without incident.

His father, Chris Walter, believes his son killed his grandmother, Linda Walter, and great-grandmother, Teeters, and fled.

He said his son had suffered from mental health and addiction issues for years and had been jailed more than eighteen times.

More recently, Chris Walter said he warned Sarpy County courts that his son was dangerous and that after he was released “his mother and grandmother paid the consequences”. Chris Walter said his son was kept in solitary confinement because of his violent tendencies.

He calls it a failure of justice and said women will be missed by all: “I lost three people I love,” said Chris Walter.

In a statement, Chris Walter said: “My mum and grandmother were amazing people. My mum loved her family more fiercely than anyone I’ve ever known. My mum and dad just celebrated their 50th birthdays. wedding in December 2020. Mom spent most of her time with her husband, Jim, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and caring for my grandmother. Teeters will be missed by all of us.

Law enforcement said Walter would face charges in Iowa including possession of a stolen vehicle, misdemeanor escape, numerous traffic violations and burglary for breaking into the building. ‘church.

Omaha Police said officers have traveled to Winterset to continue their investigation and will seek to extradite Walter in connection with the double homicide.