Ottumwa, IOWA – According to the Ottumwa Police Department, his name is Douglas Raymond Spurgeon and he is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 55-year-old Gerald William Sapp.
This incident occurred on Thursday.
Ottumwa Police Department officers responded to a report of stabbing.
The responding officers found the 55-year-old victim behind a home suffering from multiple stab wounds.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 42-year-old suspect was arrested several hours later.
He is jailed without bond.
This incident remains under investigation.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.