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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
September 12, 2014
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Updated Information: Oelwein Man Taken Into Custody

Oelwein, IOWA— The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Oelwein Police Department are continuing to conduct their investigation into the details surrounding the arrest of 33-year-old Abel Quijas Jr. of Maynard, Iowa.

Quijas Jr. was taken into custody without incident this morning, September 12, 2014, and is currently being treated at a local hospital for injuries he received in yesterday's incident.  Quijas' arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation and his injuries are not life threatening.  

Investigators are continuing to gather additional information pending the location and availability of witnesses.

No other information will be released until next week once further investigation takes place.

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

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