Public Safety

Suspects arrested after pulling a gun at JW's Pub and Grub, stealing vehicle, and leading police on chase

A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)
A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested two people Friday afternoon after it was reported they brandished a gun and stole a vehicle from a bar in Cedar Rapids.

Officers were notified shortly after 1 p.m. that a Chevrolet Uplander at JW’s Pub and Grub, 58 Miller Ave. SW, was stolen, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

The vehicle was spotted by a Cedar Rapids police officer near Wilson Avenue and Bowling Street SW at 1:20 p.m.

Police said the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspects fled northbound on Bowling Street SW, sideswiping another vehicle as they attempted to elude the officer.

The pursuit continued on Bowling Street to C Street to 18th Avenue SW before the vehicle struck a curb in the 100 block of 16th Avenue SW, rendering the vehicle inoperable.

Two people fled from the vehicle on foot, police said.

Tywun M. Moore, 18 was apprehended near C Street and 15th Avenue SW.

A 17-year-old boy ran to the 1700 block of Barber Street SW, where he was confronted by a homeowner as to why he was on the homeowner’s property. The suspect bit the homeowner during a struggle and fled again on foot, police said.

He was apprehended by officers in a nearby alley, police said.

A handgun was recovered by police in the 1700 block of Barber Street SW, according to a news release.

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Both face a charge of first-degree robbery, which is a forcible felony. Additional charges are pending, officials said.

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