Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
October 11, 2016
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Arrest Warrant Issued in Connection with Iowa State Fair Stabbing

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On August 21, 2016, the last night of the Iowa State Fair, the Iowa State Patrol responded to a call of a stabbing that happened at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  The stabbing occurred at approximately 10:22 pm near the southwest corner of the Midway.  Upon arriving at the scene, Iowa State Patrol Troopers found a victim that had been stabbed two times.  The victim was later identified as Darquan Jones.  Jones was transported to Mercy Medical Center for his injuries and has since been released.

The Iowa State Patrol then requested the assistance of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to investigate the stabbing of Jones.  Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Agents, the Iowa State Patrol, the Des Moines Police Department and the Des Moines Police Department Crime Scene Unit responded to the Iowa State Fairgrounds Midway to assist with the investigation.

Throughout the investigation, several interviews were conducted and a suspect was developed in the stabbing.  The suspect, Craig Hunt, also known as C-Note, was identified as being the person responsible for stabbing Jones.  Hunt is described as a 21 year old African American male, 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.  After consultation with the Polk County Attorney’s office, an arrest warrant was issued for Craig Hunt for Attempted Murder.

Hunt is also currently under investigation for several shootings throughout the Des Moines area and should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see Hunt, please do not approach him and immediately call 911.  If anyone knows the whereabouts of Craig Hunt please contact the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at 515-725-6010 or callers can remain anonymous by calling Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.

PHOTO 1: Craig Hunt
PHOTO 2: Craig Hunt

Media Contact: Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge Michael Motsinger, (515) 729-3706.

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

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