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June 20, 2011

Oskaloosa Police: Homicide incident Sunday night

OSKALOOSA — According to an Oskaloosa Police Department press release, Bradley William Arterburn, 25, of Oskaloosa, was charged with first-degree murder Sunday night.

The report states that at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday, officers of the Oskaloosa Police Department were dispatched to 1106 N. 4th St. in Oskaloosa in reference to a stabbing.

Upon officers arrival, Robert Henry Horovitz, 58, of Davenport, was found inside the residence suffering from multiple injuries.

Officers also located Arterburn near the residence. Arterburn was found to be suffering from what is believed to be self-inflicted wounds, according to the press release.

The press release goes on to state that both individuals were transported to Mahaska Health Partnership and Arterburn was then flown to a Des Moines hospital for treatment of his wounds.

According to the Oskaloosa Police Department press release, Horovitz died while at Mahaska Health Partnership from the wounds he had received.

As a result of the investigation into this incident, police have filed one count of first-degree murder against Arterburn. This charge was filed with the Mahaska County District Court. An arrest warrant was issued for Arterburn and no bond was set, states the Oskaloosa Police Department press release.

Arterburn will make his initial appearance in the Mahaska County District Court following his release from the hospital.

First-degree murder is a Class "A" felony, punishable by life in prison.

The Oskaloosa Police Department was assisted in their investigation by the Mahaska County Sheriff's Department, the Mahaska County Attorney's Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation.

The investigation into this matter is continuing.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

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