Man arrested in connection with June 2020 shooting
The investigation into the June 16, 2020, double homicide in Pleasant Valley resulted in an additional arrest on Thursday.
According to the Fort Dodge Police Department, 18-year-old Isiah C. Mosley, of Fort Dodge, was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping, a Class B felony, and felon in possession of a firearm, a Class D felony.
Police say that when the shooting in the 900 block of 10th Avenue Southwest started on June 16, an unnamed male bystander was attempting to flee in his vehicle when Mosley jumped onto the hood of the car, holding the bystander at gunpoint and demanding he drive Mosley out of the area. After traveling a short distance, Mosley got off the car and fled on foot.
According to the release from the FDPD, the investigation has led investigators down many different paths, which continue to reveal new information as they push forward.
The shooting occurred in the early morning hours of June 16 and two Fort Dodge men, 25-year-old Jamael Cox and 47-year-old Tyrone Cunningham, were killed in a volley of bullets. The altercation followed a celebration of life gathering in the neighborhood.
Two others were injured but survived: Marissa Andrews of Fort Dodge, 21, and Jayne Bartrom of Wesley, 30.
Five men have since been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and are awaiting trial.
• James C. Davis Jr., 35, of Fort Dodge.
• Jeremiha R. Hatten, 22, of Fort Dodge.
• Darrell L. Jones, 23, of Fort Dodge.
• Michael J. Shivers, 55, of Eagle Grove.
• Michael J. Wells, 33, of Fort Dodge.
Just three days after the June 16 shooting in Pleasant Valley, Mosley was arrested and charged with attempted murder and several other serious felony charges stemming from an August 2019 incident.
Police alleged that Mosley shot at an occupied house in the 1200 block of 10th Avenue Southwest on Aug. 7, 2019. No injuries were reported from the incident.
For the August 2019 shooting, he was also charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a Class D felony; going armed with intent, a Class D felony; reckless use of a firearm resulting in property damage, an aggravated misdemeanor; and carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor.
The attempted murder charge was dismissed in November 2020 because there was “simply insufficient circumstantial evidence to prove the defendant’s intent to commit murder, by proof beyond a reasonable doubt at trial,” First Assistant County Attorney Ryan Baldridge said at the time.
The jury trial for the remaining charges is scheduled for March 23.
Mosley will have his initial appearance for the kidnapping and firearm possession charges in Webster County Magistrate Court this morning.
The Fort Dodge Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident and anyone with information is encouraged to contact law enforcement. The FDPD was assisted in the arrest by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office.