Des Moines Police officers had been called to the Hawkeye Motel on the town’s southeast side not long before midnight. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a female victim with a number of stab wounds. The motel room was also in flames, WHO-13 reported.
Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said the victim stated the suspect 54-year-old James Cason was smoking meth and after which he began violently choking and stabbing her. Police mentioned James Cason fled the scene, however, he came back later that night and was then arrested, according to KCCI-8.
Sgt. Parizek said the female victim was hospitalized but that she is expected to live and recover from the incident.
James Cason was booked into the Polk County Jail and is charged with willful injury, domestic abuse assault, impeding air and blood flow, inflicting bodily harm, and arson. Cason also had a fugitive warrant out for his arrest in Missouri.
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