Arrest Made In Armed Robbery In Estherville

Mon 5-23-2022

(Estherville)– An investigation into an armed robbery Sunday at a boat ramp on North 4th Street in Estherville resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man. Police say they were notified by a citizen that a suspect had pulled a gun on an individual and stole property from the victim. Officers were able to identify the suspect as 23-year-old Elias Michael De Jesus.

A search was obtained for De Jesus’ residence at 508 9th Avenue North in Estherville. Police also obtained an arrest warrant for De Jesus for 1st degree robbery. The HEAT Tactical Team responded to the residence with armored vehicle. They wound up breaching the door to the residence after De Jesus failed to comply with directives. De Jesus was taken into custody on the warrant and was booked into the Emmet county jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond.

Two additional search warrants were executed Sunday at the home of De Jesus and some vehicles there.

Estherville police say the investigation is ongoing and that more charges may be pending.