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Dubuque Murder Suspect Arrested In Michigan

A Dubuque man wanted in the shooting death of another man earlier this month has been arrested in Michigan. A press release issued by the Northern District of Iowa says marshals arrested 25 year old Deonte Ellison Tuesday morning. He is charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of 25 year old Curtis Smothers of Dubuque, who was shot in the chest on the evening of July 2nd in the 400 block of Loras Blvd. Ellison was arrested  in Kalamazoo without incident after he was observed leaving a residence in that city. In addition to the murder charge, Ellison faces a charge of possession of an offensive weapon by a felon. He is currently awaiting extradition to Dubuque.

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