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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Friday, March 2, 2012
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Dubuque County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Burglary and Stalking

Dubuque, IOWA – Officers with the Dubuque Police Department received a report from a local citizen regarding allegations against Dubuque County Sheriff’s Deputy James Doyle, 47 years.

Based on the information developed in the initial investigation, the desire to maintain the integrity of the investigation, and to avoid a potential conflict of interest, the Dubuque Police Department requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) investigate the criminal charges.  An internal investigation was also conducted by the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the criminal investigation.

On March 2, 2012, the information and evidence developed during the investigation led to the arrest of James Doyle on the charges of Burglary 3rd (Class D Felony) and Stalking (Aggravated Misdemeanor). Bond was set at $3,700 cash or surety. Additionally, Doyle has been ordered to relinquish all firearms and ammunition, and a No Contact Order has been set to protect the victim and his immediate family.q

Criminal Complaint

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office has relieved Doyle of his duties pending the outcome of the criminal prosecution.

Booking photos of Doyle can be obtained by contacting the Dubuque County Jail at 563-589-4405.  Questions about this arrest should be directed to SAC Larry Hedlund at 515-571-0880.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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