Task Force gets Keokuk man on felony gun, drug charges

Police chase man carrying gun and drugs.


The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of a Keokuk man on felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

Rick Keegan Tinder, age 29, of Keokuk is charged with: Possession of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver while in possession of a firearm, a class B felony, Iowa drug tax stamp violation, a class D felony, and Possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor.

The charges come after a traffic stop that was conducted by the Keokuk Police Department in the 1400 block of Bank St.  During the traffic stop a subject fled the vehicle on foot.  After a short foot pursuit, Officers apprehended the subject and identified him as Rick Keegan Tinder. Tinder was found to be in possession of controlled substances and a firearm at the time of his arrest. 

The Keokuk Police Department assisted in this investigation utilizing grant funding from the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau to conduct a joint law enforcement saturation project along with the Lee County Narcotics Task Force.  Also assisting the investigation is the Lee County Attorney’s Office.

The defendant in this case is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  The Lee County Narcotics Task Force is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Justice and the funds administered by the Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy.

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