Burlington man arrested on multiple charges


Burlington, IA-  The Burlington police department has announced the arrest of a Burlington man on multiple charges.

According to a news release, on Sunday, September 18th, at about 3:51 AM Burlington Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of Lincoln Street for a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, police learned that a 29-year-old man had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.  The man was transported to the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Through interviews, officers were told that 31-year-old Wesley Chamblee was responsible for the shooting.  Officers were also informed Chamblee had allegedly drove a 28-year-old female acquaintance of his away from the scene against her will.

Soon after, Louisa County Authorities advised the woman was in their county and had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

The woman was also taken to southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center, and informed police she was shot while trying to flee from Chamblee.

Chamblee was spotted driving in Johnson County, and after a vehicle pursuit involving Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Iowa State Patrol, Chamblee was arrested.

Chamblee was charged with 1st Degree Kidnapping, 2nd Degree Burglary, Willful Injury, Going Armed With Intent, Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, and aggravated Assault with a Weapon.

Chamblee is being held in the Des Moines County Jail.