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Iowa pastor beaten to death and robbed outside of his church

This booking photo provided by the Webster County Jail in Fort Dodge, Iowa shows Joshua Pendleton.  Authorities say Pendleton. has been arrested in the slaying of a pastor at a church in Fort Dodge. Police say the Rev. Allen Henderson was found by officers sent around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019,  to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Henderson was pronounced dead later at a Fort Dodge hospital. (Webster County Jail via AP) Photo: AP. This booking photo provided by the Webster County Jail in Fort Dodge, Iowa shows Joshua Pendleton. Authorities say Pendleton. has been arrested in the slaying of a pastor at a church in Fort Dodge. Police say the Rev. Allen Henderson was found by officers sent around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Henderson was pronounced dead later at a Fort Dodge hospital. (Webster County Jail via AP)

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Updated: October 03, 2019 03:19 PM
Created: October 03, 2019 11:12 AM

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a man has been arrested in the slaying of a pastor at a church in Fort Dodge.
    
Police say the Rev. Allen Henderson was found by officers sent around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Henderson was pronounced dead later at a Fort Dodge hospital.
    
Police have arrested 36-year-old Joshua Pendleton and charged him with robbery and first-degree murder. Online court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. He remained in Webster County Jail on Thursday.
    
The 64-year-old Henderson was senior pastor at the church and had been chaplain for several area first responder agencies.

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