December 5, 2019

LUVERNE, Iowa -- As a result of the ongoing investigation regarding the shooting at the Security State Bank in LuVerne, Iowa, on December 4th, 2019, a subject has been arrested and charged.  That subject is identified as Valentino Williams, age 35, of Coralville, Iowa.  Williams has been charged with Murder in First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree in Kossuth County District Court.

Williams is in custody in the Kossuth County Jail pending his initial appearance.

Complaint and Affidavit


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Previous Related Press Release:  Name of Kossuth County Victim Released and Suspect Detained - December 4, 2019

Previous Related Press Release:  Investigation Underway in Kossuth County Fatal Shooting - December 4, 2019


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