According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, a Jefferson City, Iowa employee who reportedly fired a pistol at three teenage females after one of them refused to perform a sex act has been arrested.
According to court filings, Michael Teeples, 28, approached three teenage females at Henderson Park on Monday. That’s when he approached one of the females and offered her to perform a sex act in exchange for cash, KCCI reported.
Teeples displayed a firearm and threatened to shoot out their tires if they decided to leave. He then attempted to grab the victims as they were driving. He then pointed the firearm at the victims and opened fire.
According to police, he fired more than 20 shots towards the Raccoon River.
A search warrant was later executed by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office on the 700 block of South Wilson Street. The weapon used earlier at Henderson Park, as well as other material related to the investigation, was confiscated.
Teeples worked as a city water operator. His job with the city was terminated on Tuesday.
Teeples is charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon with the Intention to Injure or Provoke, False Imprisonment, Reckless Use of a Firearm, and Prostitution.
He was arrested and put into the Greene County Jail.