UPDATE-Christopher Prichard Taken Into Custody
October 9, 2022
Bellevue, Iowa - During the early morning hours of October 9, 2022, Jackson County resident, Christopher Prichard was taken into custody without incident by law enforcement officials. He was arrested on warrants issued on September 30, 2022 for: Adjudicated Charge(s) - Violation of No Contact Order/Protective Order-Contempt. Original Charge(s) - Violation of No Contact/Protection Order Contempt. Prichard is currently being housed in the Jackson County Sheriffs’ jail.
The investigation into the death of Angela Prichard is ongoing. An autopsy by the Office of the Iowa State Medical Examiner is scheduled for today. No further information will be released at this time.
DCI CALLED TO ASSIST JACKSON COUNTY WITH HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-INDIVIDUAL INDENTIFIED AS PERSON OF INTEREST
October 8, 2022
Bellevue, Iowa: On October 8, 2022 at approximately 7:49 AM, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at the Mississippi Ridge Kennels located at 31821 Highway 52 Bellevue Iowa. Upon arrival, law enforcement found Angela Prichard, age 55, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
Law Enforcement is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Christopher Prichard, a subject of interest in the investigation. Christopher Prichard is a white male, approximately 5’07” and weighs approximately 145 pounds. Clothing and vehicle description is unknown.
Photo of Christopher Prichard
If the public sees this individual, use caution and do not approach. The public is advised to call 911, the Jackson County Dispatch Center (319)-652-3312 or the Cedar Rapids State Radio (319)-396-4414.
This is a joint investigation conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa State Patrol, Bellevue Police Department and the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office, US Fish and Wildlife and the Jackson County Conservation.
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