DEADLY BEATING: Police Make Murder Arrests
Police say they’ve made several arrests in connection with a brutal beating that killed a Des Moines man.
18-year-olds Yarvon Russell and James Shorter are in the Polk County jail charged with first degree murder.
Police believe they are two of the men that beat 40-year-old Richard Daughenbaugh to death near 2nd and Center early Sunday morning.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect, Kent Anthony III. Once caught, he too will be charged with murder.
A warrant is also out for 21-year old Des Moines man Leprese Williams whom allegedly assaulted a bystander trying to break up the beating.
Police say all of the suspects were part of a larger group who were present and witnessed the murder.
Daughenbaugh’s funeral was held Friday morning.