Hancock County authorities have made a second arrest in the slaying of an elderly Corwith widower. 75-year-old Dale Kelling was found dead in his home Tuesday night, with 20-year-old Jason Matthew Hiveley being arrested Wednesday night in his hometown of Clarion. Yesterday, Creig Clayton Shelton of Goldfield, who turns 19 today, was arrested in Clarion. Hancock County attorney Karen Kaufmann says it was an excellent investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Hancock County Sheriff Robert Gerdes says there are no known connections between Kelling and the suspects, with the preliminary findings showing Kelling was the victim of a botched robbery that ended up as a murder.Gerdes says people in small Iowa towns like Corwith sometimes get a false sense of security about their homes and belongings.Hively remains in the Hancock County Jail on $500-thousand bond, with a preliminary hearing slated for next Tuesday. Shelton makes his initial court appearance this afternoon in Hancock County District Court.
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