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Dan Morrissey arrested after multiple failed drug tests, parole violations


A series of failed drug tests and missed appointments at a drug rehabilitation center and mental health center has sent the father of one of two murdered Evansdale girls to jail.

Dan Morrissey, 36, of Waterloo, and the father of the late Lyric Cook, was arrested Monday and is currently being held in the Black Hawk County Jail after his bond was revoked because of multiple parole violations.

Those violations include testing positive for methamphetamine and marijuana on July 23 and Sept. 19, and testing positive for meth, marijuana and amphetamines on Feb. 4.

"Based on the fact the defendant continues to involve himself in drug use while pending charges involving manufacturing and delivering drugs, he should be considered a danger to the community and himself," probation officers Sandra Brockney and Michael Schreck wrote in a Department of Corrections report Monday.

The officers recommended that Morrissey's pre-trial release be terminated and a warrant be issued for his arrest -- which police carried out Monday.

Besides the failed drug tests, Morrissey also missed several scheduled appointments with his parole officer, Pathways Behavioral Services and the Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center in the last few months.

His missed appointments include three appointments on Nov. 1, Nov. 9 and Jan. 9 at Black Hawk-Grundy; three missed appointments with his pre-trial officer; and three appointments at Pathways, according to the report.

Morrissey was required to make all of the appointments as part of his pre-trial release.

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