A 34-year-old man from North English being held at the Washington County Jail died late Thursday night. KCII Radio reports Washington County Jail personnel found an unresponsive male, and conducted CPR until an ambulance arrived at the scene. The man was identified as Everette William Christner. The Washington County Medical Examiner pronounced Christner deceased. An autopsy will be performed by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny on Monday, April 11th.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A passerby called Des Moines police to report two naked people, one covered in blood this morning. KCCI-TV reports police are investigating an assault case at a home. An identification team was called to the scene to take photos and gather evidence. At least one person was taken to a metro hospital to be checked out. Their name and condition are not yet available.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Des Moines police are connecting the dots between a long list of recent robberies, according to WHO-TV. Seven gas stations, all Git n’ Go stores, have been robbed in a little under a month. Some of the stores were even hit multiple times. Now police say they believe at least some of them are connected. The discovery comes after store clerks kept giving similar descriptions for the suspect–a slender white male, likely in his 20s.
MAHASKA COUNTY, IA (IRN) – An Ottumwa man is in custody after fleeing into a wooded area Thursday. KCCI-TV reports 37-year-old Elijah Utterback was found yesterday afternoon in northern Mahaska County. A Jasper County deputy and K-9 located Utterback hiding in a tree.
Utterback was charged with first-degree burglary, and second-degree theft, among other charges.
DUBUQUE, IA (IRN) – An attic fire impacted nearly two dozen people at a Dubuque apartment building Wednesday night, 16 of them children. KCRG-TV reports firefighters responded after a passerby noticed smoke coming from the building. The cause was apparently an electrical issue in the attic. The Red Cross is providing assistance to the now homeless families.
OTTUMWA, IA (IRN) – A Thursday evening fire in Ottumwa destroyed a car and nearly took a house with it, according to KTVO-TV. The owner of the vehicle says that he noticed smoke coming from his vehicle as he pulled into the alley by his home. He went inside to get a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, and called 911. The fire destroyed the car, and when firefighters arrived the side of the home was in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished.
CEDAR FALLS, IA (IRN) – A Cedar Falls family is exhausted and seemingly out of options for their four year old, Garrett Decker. KWWL-TV reports Garrett suffers from seizures nearly every day. The Deckers are asking Iowa lawmakers to approve the proposed expansion of Iowa’s Medical Marijuana Law, to allow for the availability of cannabis oil in the state. Cannabis oil has allowed many epilepsy patients to experience a seizure-free life. The Deckers see it as a chance for their son to have a more normal life. The future of the bill is in doubt in the legislature.