The suspect in the April 29th shooting of a Sioux City police officer is back in Iowa. Woodbury County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the county jail with Jamal Dean around 1:15 p.m. today.
Dean, who is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of officer Kevin McCromick, was captured by U.S. Marshals in Texas where police believe he was trying to get to Mexico. Woodbury County Sheriff, Dave Drew, says several deputies went to Texas after Dean waived extradition.
He says deputies from the tactical unit took two vehicles to Texas along with an EMT. “The deputies drove approximately 36 hours of driving time with six hours of sleep,” Drew says. Dean wore a bullet-proof vest and said nothing as he walked from a patrol car into the rear entrance of the Woodbury County Jail.
He was to make an initial appearance with a judge via video after being booked into the jail.
By Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City