A Nebraska man is now jailed on charges he threatened and assaulted an Iowa congressman and his family over the weekend.
Authorities say 20-year-old David Dewberry, of Fremont, Nebraska, was arrested Tuesday night in Missouri. He faces charges of burglary, assault, going armed with intent and robbery.
Dewberry is accused of entering the farmhouse of Congressman Leonard Boswell in southern Iowa’s Decatur County on Saturday night.
The masked gunman allegedly choked Boswell’s daughter and demanded money. Boswell heard the screams, found the intruder and wrestled with him until his 22-year-old grandson appeared with a shotgun and the suspect ran off into the cornfield.
A B-B pistol was recovered. Boswell cracked a few ribs but no one else was seriously hurt.
The suspect, Dewberry, used to leave nearby in Lamoni, Iowa. Another suspect in the case is jailed, a 19-year-old from Lamoni who allegedly drove the getaway car.