A man accused of assaulting his wife over the weekend died Monday, before he could be charged with a crime. Police in a Des Moines suburb say 40-year-old Shawn Williams stabbed his wife and threw her to the ground Saturday in the parking lot of a Menards store in Clive.
He drove off but officers who caught up with him said they thought he’d taken some drug so they brought the man to Broadlawns Hospital. About the time he was declared ready to be checked out and police were planning to take him for booking at the Polk County jail, doctors told the officers Williams had died of a heart attack. His wife was hospitalized with injuries doctors say are not life-threatening.