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06/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/15/2019 15:13

Maquoketa In-Custody Death Investigation

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Just after 7:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019, Law Enforcement Officers from the Jackson County (Iowa) Sheriff's Office and the Maquoketa Police Department responded to the 100-block of West Apple Street in Maquoketa, Iowa for a call of a physical altercation in progress. The incident lead to the arrest of Drew Edwards of Maquoketa for assault-related charges. Soon after the arrest of Edwards, Edwards began showing signs of a medical episode and emergency medical personnel were called to assist. Shortly after being transported to the Jackson County Medical Center, Edwards was pronounced dead.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Jackson County Attorney's Office.