Police in North Liberty and Iowa City recovered two vehicles reported stolen on Thursday and Friday.
The first incident occurred in Iowa City at 11am Thursday. Officers observed a black Chevy improperly parked on Whiting Avenue Court. The Illinois plate came back as stolen. Contact was made with 21-year-old transient Mikhal Wynn, who admitted to driving the car here from Chicago two days prior. Wynn told officers that the car was his uncle’s, and he had permission to drive it.
When asked for identification, Wynn allegedly provided a false name several times. Additionally, he reportedly would not provide a name for the owner, and the vehicle was not registered to anyone Wynn could identify. He was also in possession of the key fob for the vehicle.
Wynn was taken into custody and charged with first degree Theft and providing false ID information, and could be sentenced to over ten years in prison if convicted.
The second incident occurred overnight, as North Liberty police made a traffic stop on 18-year-old A’Kyran Dennis of Hiawatha on Pacha Parkway before 2am Friday for not using his headlights. Dennis is accused of fleeing the stop, striking a mailbox bank on Savannah Avenue and fleeing on foot. A pursuing officer told Dennis to stop several times, but he kept running until eventually being taken down. The vehicle Dennis was operating came back stolen from Cedar Rapids.
Dennis was charged with first degree Theft, Eluding, and Interference with Official Acts. He could be sentenced to over eleven years in prison if convicted.