August 08, 2019 12:52 PM
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a man fatally shot by an officer during a standoff in Council Bluffs is suspected of killing two people earlier - one on Sunday, one Wednesday before he was killed.
Police also say they've charged a woman who'd been with the man during the slayings and when their pickup truck crashed during a police chase.
Court records say 44-year-old April Montello-Roberts is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and other crimes. The records don't list an attorney for her.
Police say she and 28-year-old Troy Petersen planned to rob and then discussed killing 52-year-old Jerrot Clark, whose body was found Sunday. A court document says Montello-Roberts was armed when she and Petersen broke into a Council Bluffs residence Wednesday to take a hostage they could use as they were being pursued by officers. The document says Petersen fatally shot 51-year-old Stephen Carlson there.
Police say Petersen was holding a gun on Montello-Roberts in the pickup when an officer shot him in the head.
Created: August 08, 2019 12:52 PM
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