Arrest Made in Catfish Bend Casino Incident

The man who allegedly stole a car and tried to run down a DCI Agent in the Catfish Bend Casino Parking Garage last night, has been identified as 40-year-old David Cross.

Police received a call this morning from a Burlington resident who informed them that Cross was asleep in the back of a vehicle located in the 100 block of Shields Street in Burlington. The caller also advised police that Cross was involved in the incident at the casino the night before.Police responded to the location and arrested him.

Cross has been charged with Interference with Official Acts, Assault on Peace Officer, and Operating a Vehicle without Owner’s Consent. He is currently being held at the Des Moines County Jail awaiting a court appearance.

Cross allegedly broke into several vehicles in the casino’s parking garage at around 9pm yesterday. When a DCI agent arrived at the scene, Cross tried to hit him with a vehicle he had stolen. The agent fired 3 shots at the car. Cross hit the agent’s patrol car and then sped away.