Two Arrested In Centerville Following Traffic Stop


A pair of individuals were arrested Wednesday evening in Centerville after a traffic stop.

According to a press release, on Wednesday, July 1, area law enforcement received information that a wanted fugitive was in the Centerville area. The fugitive had felony warrants for parole violation and narcotic offenses out of Marion and Mahaska counties. The information further stated that the individual was armed and would use deadly force against law enforcement.

At approximately 6:00 p.m. officers from the Centerville Police Department, Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Davis County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa DOT, and the Mid Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force initiated a felony level traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 5 in Centerville. During the stop, 32 year old Gregory S. Griffith of Lovilla, Iowa was arrested on the felony warrants. Also arrested was 35 year old Richele Jacob of Albia, Iowa. Jacob was arrested on felony narcotics warrants out of Marion County.

The pair were apprehended without incident and taken to the Marion County Jail.

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