Fort Dodge man found dead; two suspects arrested

According to a press release from the Fort Dodge Police Department, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received a call at approximately 12:18 p.m. Friday from a mail carrier on his route stating that he had possibly located a body in a ditch in the 2100 mile of 280th Street. Webster County Deputies were dispatched to the scene.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The man was identified as 55‐year‐old Dennis R. Jones of Fort Dodge. Investigators were called in and the scene was processed. As the investigation unfolded, it was determined that Jones had not been shot where he was located. As a part of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained and executed at 1440 Second Ave. S. in Fort Dodge. As a result of this investigation thus far, two suspects have been arrested on the following charges:

26‐year‐old Alec R. Jones of Fort Dodge: murder in the first degree, a felony.

21‐year‐old Nathan T. Jones of Fort Dodge: aiding and abetting murder in the first degree, a felony.

As with all cases, both Alec Jones and Nathan Jones are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Investigators are continuing to follow up on this incident. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Fort Dodge Police by calling the Webster County Law Enforcement Center at 515-573-2323. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Webster County Crime Stoppers by calling 515-573-1444, going online at www.wccrimestoppers.com or by texting “LEC” and the tip to 274-637.

The Fort Dodge Police Department was assisted by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Dodge Fire Department, the Webster County Attorney’s Office, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Webster County medical examiner, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, and the Special Emergency Response Team.


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