Authorities have charged a Coon Rapids man with first-degree murder following the death of his roommate over the weekend.
Travis Jeffrey Barker, 21, was taken into custody Wednesday. Police say an “altercation” between Barker and William Smith, 28, was reported Saturday afternoon. Smith died Sunday at a Des Moines hospital.
Few details about the incident have been released, but police say no weapons were involved. Three other people were in the home at the time of the alleged assault.
Smith’s mother, who lives across the street, called 911. Barker is being held in the Carroll County Jail. His bond is set at $1 million.
by Jeff Blankman, KCIM-Carroll