First-Degree Murder Arrest Warrant For Ames Homicide Suspect Richard Fleck

Jason Tuttle
Commander, Ames Police Department

February 23, 2021

AMES, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is an update being distributed on behalf of the Ames Police Department as a result of the Division of Criminal Investigation's assistance to local authorities in this case.

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.