POLICE DIVISION

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT - CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

VOLUNTARY STATEMENT

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CASE #: 96-83155

DATE: 10/07/96

LOCATION: Cedar Falls Police Department

TIME STATEMENT STARTED: 2043 hours

NAME: Connie Rose Young

DOB: 052767

ADDRESS: Cedar Falls, Iowa

TELEPHONE OF PERSON GIVING STATEMENT:

EMPLOYER: Waterloo Schools

STATEMENT TAKEN BY: Robert B. Anderson, Police Officer / AA78

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I Connie Rose Young, give the following statement to Robert B. Anderson, a known

member of the Cedar Falls Police Department, of my own freewill. Everything contained herein is true to the best of my knowledge.

 

On 100496 around 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 P.M. my husband Craig, and I left our house to go to

Brewster's We had talked about meeting at Brewster's and we were going to meet with

the Rokes, Braun's and the Bradfords. We arrived at Brewster's close to 7:00 P.M. and

were the first ones to arrive.

 

The Bradfords arrived next and they arrived about 20 minutes later. The Rokes arrived

and they arrived about 30 to 45 minutes after we did. Lisa Bradford and I were talking

and my husband and Bill Bradford were talking. When the Rokes arrived Delonna came

up and started talking with us and Tracy went up to where the guys were standing.

While talking with Delonna we were mostly having just girl talk but she did talk about

her mother some.

 

Delonna seemed to be normal but she would get a little upset when talking about her

mother. We would get her off of the subject and she would be okay. It seemed that as

long has he wasn't thinking about her mom she was alright. I think Delonna was

drinking beer but I'm not sure how much she had to drink. I felt that Delonna was kind

 

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of drunk by the end of the night.

 

I talked with Tracy Rokes several times during the night but shortly before we left we

had gone to the Celebration's side of the bar and I spent more time with him then.

Tracy Rokes was drinking beer but I'm not sure how much he had to drink. I felt that

Tracy was perfectly find and felt that he was in better condition then Delonna.

The Bradford's left the bar first and I think they left shortly before 10:30 P.M. I don't

recall when the Brauns left but when we were leaving and walking to the car I saw

Tracy and Delonna Rokes walking to their car. We left the bar around 10:45 P.M. and

drove to Mcdonald's and then went home.

 

On 100596 around 1:00 A.M. Delonna called me from Sartori Hospital. Delonna said

that they were at the hospital and that they were in an accident. Delonna wanted me to

make a phone call to someone, I don't remember the name, but then she realized that

number would not be listed. I asked if there was anything I could do for them and she

said no. Delonna said that they were okay.

 

On 100596 I called Delonna in the morning to see if I could do anything for them and

she no. Delonna didn't go into any details about the accident at this time. Craig and I

stopped over at the Rokes in the afternoon. I talked with Delonna and Tracy and

between the two of them I learned that they had taken Greenhill Road home.

We also talked about how we thought the lights at Greenhill switched to flashing at

11:00 P.M. I also remember telling Delonna that I didn't feel Tracy was drunk and that

if he was he would have asked me to drive. If I would have thought that Tracy was

drunk I would have given them a ride home.

 

End of Statement.

 

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TIME STATEMENT COMPLETED: 2117 hours

SIGNATURE OF PERSON GIVING STATEMENT: Connie Young (signed)

SIGNATURE OF WITNESS TO STATEMENT:

SIGNATURE OF WITNESS TO STATEMENT:

updated 12/13/16