Black Hawk County authorities have captured four suspects plus a fugitive who were allegedly trying to break into a rural Waterloo home.


The Black Hawk County Sheriff received a call from a woman at about 6:30 a.m. Monday, reporting that while she was in her home, people were knocking on the front and back doors at the same time. She also discovered a busted window on the front door.

All of the suspects fled before officers arrived.

A search of the area near the home resulted in the arrest of four of the five suspects. The fifth assailant avoided arrest until Tuesday night, when he was taken into custody in Bremer County. He was identified as 34-year-old Steven Rhoads of Denver. Rhoads was charged with 2nd Degree Attempted Burglary.

The other four suspects were identified as 37-year-old Aaron Kingsley and 19-year-old Hayley Kingsley, both of Denver, and 24-year-old Bruce Miller and 33-year-old Keeley Jordan, both of Waterloo. They face charges of burglary and attempted burglary.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff was assisted by Waterloo & Cedar Falls Police, as well as the Iowa State Patrol.