Police charge 3 in beating death of Des Moines man

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three men have been charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of a Des Moines man.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1dub6Wd ) Yarvon Nathaniel Russell, James Alon Shorter and Kent Anthony Tyler III were charged Friday for the death of Richard Daughenbaugh.

Two of the three 18-year-old men, all of Des Moines, are in custody. A warrant has been issued for Tyler’s arrest.

The 40-year-old Daughenbaugh was found early Sunday with severe injuries in a parking lot near the Wells Fargo arena. He later died at a hospital.

Police believe several people may have witnessed the beating or participated in it. Police are encouraging witnesses to step forward.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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