OFFICERS SHOT: Suspects’ Names Released
The Iowa Department of Public Safety has released the names of the two men they say robbed a northeast Iowa bank and shot two law enforcement officers Tuesday.
Twenty-four-year-old Jeremiah Mumford of New Hampton and 19-year-old William Clayton of Osage were taken into custody Tuesday night after a manhunt. Their apprehension came after a day of worry for the area surround Frederika in Bremer County.
The string of events began when officials say the two men robbed the Maynard Savings Bank in Maynard at 11:13 a.m. Information about the suspects’ vehicle was relayed to law enforcement and after it was spotted a chase ensued. The chase moved from Fayette County to Bremer County and while trying to get away from law enforcement, Mumford and Clayton fired repeatedly on officers.
Iowa State Patrol Trooper Mark Domino was shot in the arm during the chase and was released from a local hospital after treatment.
Sumner Police Chief Dennis Cain was shot in the hand, thumb, and neck. He underwent surgery Tuesday and is listed in critical but stable condition.
An Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement vehicle was hit by bullets during the chase as well, but Officer Ben Driscoll was not injured.
Mumford and Clayton bailed from their vehicle around 12:20 p.m. near the Heartland Quarry just west of Frederika. Law enforcement established a two mile perimeter to contain the men and tactical teams searched the area until the men were caught just before 7:00 p.m. Tuesday trying to escape the perimeter.
Clayton and Mumford surrendered without incident. Mumford is charged with six counts of attempted murder and five counts of terrorism. Clayton is charged with six counts of aiding and abetting and five counts of terrorism. They are being held in the Bremer County Jail on a bond of $1 million each.