A Des Moines man is facing charges after a fist fight turned fatal last night in Fort Dodge. Police Chief Doug Utley says they were called to a residential area at 1124 10th St. Southwest at 8:45 p.m. on the report of an altercation.
"When officers arrived, there was a group of people there with one individual lying on the ground having some difficulties," Utley said. "The officers called for an ambulance…shortly after that, (the victim) was pronounced dead at the hospital."
The victim is identified as 45-year-old Kenny Lee Thornton of Fort Dodge. The other man, 51-year-old Edward Ailey-Roberson, was booked in the Webster County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder.
Bond was set at one-million dollars. It’s not clear why the men were fighting. "There were several people there and the officers took some statements at the time and they’re following up today," Utley said. Police said some of the witnesses were intoxicated. Investigators don’t believe any weapons were involved in the fight.