Burlington teen arrested for 1st Degree Harassment

Burlington, Ia-  The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a Burlington Teen in connection with an ongoing investigation.

On March 6, 2021, at approximately 9:26 p.m. deputies with the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 403 Plains Street in Middletown, Iowa for a report of a gun being pulled on individuals at a party. Responding deputies were unable to locate the offender that evening.

Detectives with the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office investigated this incident, and it was determined that 18-year-old Riggin Michael Simpson of Burlington was the suspect who had pointed the gun at individuals at the party.

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, at approximately 2:35 p.m.,  Simpson was placed under arrest for Harassment 1 st Degree and Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon. Simpson was transported to the Des Moines County Jail with a $10,000 bond.