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Suspect caught in attempted Peosta bank robbery Monday


Authorities have caught the suspect in the attempted armed robbery that took place Monday at Fidelity Bank in Peosta.

Around 7:30 Monday morning, the Dubuque County Dispatch Center received the report of an attempted bank robbery that had just taken place.

According to the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office, a man with a handgun approached the first employee arriving at the bank for the day, who was unlocking the building's front doors. The man ordered the employee to get into the bank. Before the employee could open the doors, the suspect fled on foot.

At least one witness saw the subject flee Peosta both on foot and in a motor vehicle. That description went out to all area law enforcement agencies.

At 8:04 a.m., a Dubuque police officer spotted a person and vehicle matching the description in the 1700 block of Jackson Street in Dubuque. The officer tried stopping the vehicle, which resulted in a vehicular chase throughout the north end of Dubuque. The pursuit ended at the intersection of Burden and Lawther, where the subject came to a stop and submitted to arrest without incident.

Authorities identify the man as 24-year-old Marlon Telesford of Dubuque. Prosecutors are charging him with first degree armed robbery along with felony eluding, driving while suspended and multiple traffic violations.

Agencies involved with this response include the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office, Dubuque Police Department, Iowa State Patrol and officers from the Cascade, Asbury and Dyersville police departments.

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