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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Second Suspect Arrested in Home Invasion of US Congressman Boswell's Decatur County Farm

 

Decatur County, IOWA --- The second suspect in the July 16, 2011 home invasion of US Congressman Leonard Boswell has been arrested.  Today, July 19, 2011, 20 year old David Palmer Dewberry of Fremont, Nebraska, was arrested in Independence, Missouri.  Dewberry is currently being held in Missouri on a Federal, Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant.  Once returned to Iowa he will be charged with Burglary in the First Degree (Class B Felony), Assault While Participating in a Felony (Class C Felony), Going Armed with Intent (Class D Felony), and three counts of Robbery in the First Degree (Class B Felonies).

David Dewberry
David Dewberry, 20 yrs.


In the early hours of July 19, 2011, 19 year old Cody John Rollins of Lamoni, Iowa, was also arrested without incident at his family’s home. Rollins is currently in the Decatur County Jail facing charges of Burglary in the First Degree (Class B Felony), Assault While Participating in a Felony (Class C Felony), Going Armed with Intent (Class D Felony), and three counts of Robbery in the First Degree (Class B Felonies). Rollins is being held on $50,000 bond.

Cody Rollins
Cody Rollins, 19 yrs


At approximately 10:45 PM on Saturday, July 16th, 2011 an armed intruder entered the home of Congressman Leonard Boswell. Also at home were the Congressman’s wife Dody Boswell, daughter Cindy Brown, and grandson Mitchell Brown. The intruder physically assaulted Congressman Boswell’s daughter and demanded money. Congressman Boswell then entered the room and a physical altercation ensued. Soon after, Congressman Boswell’s grandson entered the room carrying a shotgun. The intruder fled.  

Congressman Boswell sustained minor scrapes and bruises during the altercation with the intruder. No other injuries were sustained by members of the Congressman’s family. 

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Leon Police Department, Lamoni Police Department, Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol initially responded to the call for assistance. Currently the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the FBI are assisting the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office in conducting this ongoing investigation. 

It should be noted a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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