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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
September 21, 2015 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Investigating Missouri Valley Stabbing

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa – On Sunday, September 20, 2015, at approximately 2:50 AM, the Missouri Valley Police Department received a 911 call regarding a stabbing that had just taken place at the Shell gas station located at 103 Willow Rd, just off of I-29, in Missouri Valley.

The victim, Dustin Swanson, 27, was transported by private vehicle to Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital and later life flighted to University Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.  Swanson, who suffered multiple stab wounds to his torso, was in surgery most of the morning and is currently in stable condition.

The suspect, Tyler Jenkins, 30, of Logan, Iowa, later surrendered to authorities and was booked into the Harrison County Jail and charged with Willful Injury.

Several Agencies are working the investigation including the Missouri Valley Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, the Harrison County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).  

Other charges are being considered and may be forthcoming.


Tyler Jenkins, 30

Media contact: Alex Murphy, Iowa DCI Investigative Operations Public Information Officer, (515) 443-3014.

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

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