Two People Charged in Marshalltown Homicide Investigation

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By Rachel Begle

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - Two people are facing charges in connection with a homicide in Marshalltown.

The death was reported at 502 N. Fourth Avenue on Tuesday. When officers arrived at the home, they found the man dead in the basement. His name has not yet been released.

Authorities said an investigation shows criminal action led to the death. Two men have now been charged in connection with the case.

Officials said Jeremy Gartin, 30, of Marshalltown, is charged with first-degree murder and carrying a concealed weapon. Max Nelson, 55, of Marshalltown, was charged with accessory after the fact, first-degree theft and abuse of a corpse.

Police said they are not searching for any other suspects in the case. Both men are being held in Marshall County Jail.

"At this time I have no reason to believe that the community at large is in any danger, We're following up on all the leads that we have at this point in time, but there's no reason for the community to be in fear at this point," said Marshalltown Police Chief Michael Tupper.

The cause of death is still under investigation.
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