The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s office is investigating an assault and robbery that happened early this morning in Council Bluffs. Sheriff Jeff Danker says deputies were called to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs after receiving a report a 27-year-old man had been beaten, robbed, and thrown into the Missouri River.
Authorities located the crime scene and are trying to find two people believed to have been with the unidentified victim at the time the incident took place. The persons of interest were identified as 32-year-old David Mattox and 24-year-old Jeremy Gibler, both from Council Bluffs. Anyone with information on the men’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s office at 402-676-3778.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic