Three charged with arson for shooting flares at people, cars, and buildings in Dubuque 1
Royal Broman (left), Chandler Bourgeous (right)

DUBUQUE, Iowa (Iowa Media) — Two adult men and one teenage girl have been arrested for shooting flares from a car at residents, cars, and buildings in Dubuque Wednesday morning.

Chandler Bourgeous, 21, Royal Broman, 27, and Annalise Flogel, 16, have been charged with first-degree arson among other charges after Dubuque Police officers responded to five incidents involving flare damage or assault.

Police first responded just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday to the area of 10th and Locust streets where they found two cars with damage. One car’s rear windows were shot out by a flare. The other car’s driver’s side window was shot out by a flare and the passenger compartment was on fire.

Officers then responded to an address further south on Locust St. where a 47-years-old man told officers he was inside his apartment when a flare was shot through a window causing the carpet to catch fire. 

Officers spoke with a 49-years-old woman on Locust St. who reported that individuals in a red SUV fired a flare gun at her, but it went through her hair and she wasn’t injured.

A third person, identified as a 73-year-old man, then reported being struck in the thigh by a flare in the 400 block of Bluff St. causing a large contusion to his thigh.

Using traffic cameras, police were able to track the red 2017 Kia Sorento that the suspects were in to a Walmart, where all three were arrested. Officers found four 12-gauge flare guns and additional flares in the car.

Bourgeous, Broman, and Flogel (waived to adult court) have been charged with:

  • Arson 1st Degree
    • class “B” felony punishable by 25 years in prison
  • Two counts of Arson 2nd Degree
    • class “C” felony punishable by 10 years in prison
  • Willful Injury
    • Class “D” felony punishable by five years in prison
  • Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon
    • aggravated misdemeanor punishable by two years in prison 

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