Several Charged in Assault Incident in Storm Lake

Several individuals were charged in connection to an assault in Storm Lake this past weekend.

Storm Lake Police were called to the apartments located at 1800 East Milwaukee Avenue in regards to an assault this past Sunday, December 10th.  According to a press release, when officers arrived, they spoke with a male victim who shared that he was approached by five males in the parking lot. The individuals began arguing with the victim and then proceeded to hit him multiple times with their fists, causing serious injuries that required medical attention. The male victim’s phone was also stolen.

Police happened to catch one of the suspects on the scene, identified as 19-year-old Arun Keyanye, of Storm Lake. Keyanye was taken into custody without incident and charged with Robbery 2nd Degree (a Class C Felony), Assault while Participating in a Felony Causing Serious Injury (a Class C Felony), and Participating in a Riot (a Class D Felony). Kenyanye was transported to the Buena Vista County Jail where he was booked and held on a $10,000 bond.

The SLPD further investigated by reviewing video surveillance to find the other suspects involved in the incident. Officers subsequently gathered arrest warrants for 32-year-old Faheem Boutte and 22-year-old Jamuo Gatwech, both of Storm Lake. Boutte and Gatwech were arrested on the warrants on Wednesday, December 12th. Both men were charged with Assault while Participating in a Felony Causing Serious Injury (a Class C Felony) and Participating in a Riot (a Class D Felony).

While reviewing more surveillance video, officers found that Boutte dropped a handgun as he fled the scene. Officers obtained search warrants for Boutte’s residence at 1800 East Milwaukee Avenue and found marijuana, clothing worn during the incident, and a firearm. Boutte was additionally charged with Person ineligible to carry a dangerous weapon (a serious misdemeanor) and P.C.S. marijuana (a serious misdemeanor).

Boutte and Gatwech were booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and held on a $10,000 bond. The incident remains under investigation.



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