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Posted on: November 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Marshalltown Man Arrested on Drug and Weapons Offenses

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On November 7, 2022, the Marshalltown Police Department received information concerning a threat involving a firearm. A police investigation subsequently revealed a Marshalltown man threatened two juveniles ages 17 and 14 on November 7 and displayed a firearm during this incident.

On November 15, 2022, police officers served a search warrant at 212 North 5th Street in Marshalltown. Officers discovered evidence at this location which was pertinent to the November 7 incident. As a result of this on-going investigation, the Marshalltown Police Department has arrested Jose Luis Galaviz, age 19, of Marshalltown. Mr. Galaviz has been charged with:

  1. Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
  2. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – 2 Counts
  3. Carrying a Weapon on School Grounds
  4. Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver
  5. Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp
  6. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Mr. Galaviz was arrested on November 15 and was booked into the Marshall County Jail.

This criminal investigation continues. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by calling Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 641.753.1234 or via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips may also be submitted online at

(A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)

For more information, please contact Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641.754.5771 or via email at

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