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June 19, 2014  

DCI Makes Arrest in Carroll County Double Homicide

Lake City, IOWA -- On Thursday, June 19, 2014, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Agents, along with an Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team, and Carroll County Sheriff's Deputies, executed a search and arrest warrant for 53 year-old Thomas Henderson of Lake City.

Based on investigative findings, sufficient probable cause was developed to file charges. Henderson was arrested and taken into custody without incident at an apartment building in Lake City.

Henderson is charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the deaths of Tammie Lee Devore, 48, and Karl Allen Devore, 30, both of Glidden.

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 of an unconscious individual at 129 Carroll Street, Lot #5 in Glidden.  Upon arrival and through further investigation, law enforcement officials discovered Tammie Devore and Karl Devore deceased at the residence.

Thomas Henderson is currently being held in the Carroll County Jail.

The investigation continues into this case. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office and the Lake City Police Department assisted with the investigation.

Media contact: Carroll County Sheriff Doug Bass, (712) 792-4393.

It should be noted that all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Thomas Henderson, 53


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