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Police charge 5 after reports of shots fired at Iowa City night club

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 13, 2012 6:30 AM

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Charges have been filed against five Burlington men who may have been involved in a drive-by shooting at Caliente Nightclub and Bar, 171 Highway 1 W., on Feb. 11.

According to an Iowa City police report, law-enforcement officers responded to an incident in which shots were reported to have been fired. Officials said they stopped a Lincoln Navigator similar to the description of the vehicle described in the shooting.

Three handguns were seized during the stop, one of which had been reported as stolen from Washington County. Iowa City police are investigating any possible connection between the traffic stop and the shooting incident to determine if they are related. Officials declined to comment on the open investigation. Additional charges are pending.

Dominque Clegg, 22, was charged with possession of a firearm as a felon (Class D felony), carrying a weapon (aggravated misdemeanor), keeping or permitting use of drugs in a vehicle (aggravated misdemeanor), possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (serious misdemeanor), and possession of stolen property (serious misdemeanor).

Elijah Pickens, 20, was charged with the possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (serious misdemeanor) and possession of alcohol under the legal age.

Dewayne Lenoir Jr., 22, was charged with the possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (serious misdemeanor) and possession of stolen property (serious misdemeanor).

Giovani Timmons, 21, was charged with the possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (serious misdemeanor).

Timothy Chew, 21, was charged with the possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (serious misdemeanor) and possession of stolen property (serious misdemeanor).

— by Conrad Swanson


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