Four young men were arrested early this morning and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Des Moines man last Saturday. Police say 46-year-old Dean Jay Davis died near his home Saturday morning from stab wounds.
An anonymous tip led officers to arrest four men, all from Des Moines, between 2:00 and 4:30 this morning. Nineteen-year-old Ryan Higgins, 19 year-old Roberto Rodriguez, 18-year-old Zachary Kern and 21-year- old Brian Lee are all charged with first-degree murder and being held without bond.
A spokesperson for Des Moines police declined to discuss a possible motive, but said the suspects and victim knew each other.