Third person involved in Johnson County shooting turns himself in

BY MATT STARNS | AUGUST 20, 2012 6:30 AM

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All three people of interest in the Aug. 16 shooting at Breckenridge Trailer Court are being held at the Johnson County Jail as of Sunday evening.

Norman Dudley, 20 turned himself into the Johnson County Jail as confirmed by jail officials at approximately 9 p.m.; he is being held on a $25,000 cash bond. His initial court appearance is scheduled for 8 a.m. today.

Dudley is being charged with possession of a controlled substance.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, John Mulbah, 20, 1305 Sunset St. Apt. 7, was charged Aug. 13 with a controlled-substance violation after he allegedly sold approximately 10.1 grams of cocaine base to an undercover Division of Narcotics Enforcement special agent. Mulbah is being held on a $50,000 bond.

The shooting occurred approximately 7 p.m. Aug. 16 during an undercover Division of Narcotics Enforcement operation at a trailer in Breckenridge Trailer Court. One man, Carl Hardemon, 24, was pronounced dead after the shooting. Another, Demarco Dudley, 22, was injured in the shooting.

Officials said his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Dudley has been charged with first-degree robbery, and he is being held at the Johnson County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.

The two undercover officers involved in the shooting were not injured.

Police are attempting to locate Norman Dudley, who is believed to have been present at the shooting. Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness said Aug. 17 officials were not sure of his location.
According to a statement read by Lyness, officials believe Demarco Dudley was dropped off after the shooting at the Bon Aire Mobile Home Park by another person — believed to be Norman Dudley — driving a red Buick LeSabre. Lyness said the vehicle was abandoned at the location.

Kevin Winker, assistant director of Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, said the division has conducted nearly 880 drug-related investigations in the past 18 months. He said altercations do occur. 

The two undercover agents involved in the incident have been put on paid administrative leave.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and the county attorney are investigating the shooting, with assistance from the Iowa City police, the University Heights police, the University of Iowa police, the Coralville police, Iowa State Patrol, and the Johnson County Ambulance Service.

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