Two Arrested After Death of Man in Newton
NEWTON, Iowa — Two people are charged in connection with the death of a Des Moines man.
Jeremy McDonald, 38, was found dead last month in the back of a car in Newton. The driver, Jaycie Sheeder, called police saying McDonald had been assaulted and needed medical help.
Police say he was assaulted at a home in Colfax. Witnesses told police 50-year-old Jeffrey Stendrup hit him multiple times with a baseball bat. Stendrup is now charged with first degree robbery, and Sheeder is charged with being an accessory to a felony.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.