At approximately 11:08 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2023, the Muscatine Police Department responded to 614 Monroe Street for a report of a residential burglary in progress.
Police arrived at the residence and the suspect, who was armed with a firearm, escaped through an upstairs window of the house. Police pursued the suspect on foot for a short distance before the suspect was subdued. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Muscatine County Jail by police.
The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Dante Chesmore of 314 Pine Street, Muscatine, Iowa.
Chesmore was charged with Burglary 2nd (C Felony), Possession of a Short Barrel Rifle (D Felony), Carrying Weapons (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Trafficking Stolen Weapons (C Felony), Going Armed with Intent (D Felony), Felon in Possession of a Firearm (D Felony), Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana (Class D) and Interference with Official Acts (Class D).
Chesmore is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Anyone who has information relevant to the case may contact Lt. David O’Connor at 563-263-9922 ext. 608.