A standoff with several law enforcement agencies in Evansdale continues to be under investigation.


The incident started at about 6am Monday when Evansdale Police received a tip about a possible wanted fugitive who may be armed, in a house in the 300 block of Norma Avenue.

Responding police looked through one of the home's windows and spotted Jason Back, sitting on a couch. Authorities had been looking for Back for about 6 months, and there were rumors that Back was armed with a weapon.

Authorities surrounded the home, and got a search warrant. The Black Hawk County TAC team was then summoned.

Back refused to exit the house, resulting in a standoff. At about 8am, officers tossed tear gas into the home; Back was arrested shortly after that.

No one was injured. The investigation continues, and charges may be pending.