Charles City, Iowa – A Newton man’s body was discovered in a Jasper County home on March 6th of this year. The autopsy had revealed that the man had sustained blunt force trauma that had killed him.
52-year-old, Randy Linderman of Charles City, was brought into custody on Thursday by the CCPD and was then taken to the Jasper County prison. There he was charged with first-degree murder.
Authorities haven’t said what the connection between the two men may be or what led them to arrest Linderman.
Linderman has a handful of previous felony convictions and is listed on the state’s sex offender registry. He was arrested in late 2015 for allegedly stealing copper and other metals. In 2001, he was convicted of third degree sexual abuse. His victim was an adult female. Lindeman was doing time in the state prison in Fort Dodge in 2008 when his sentence was extended by five months and he was placed in isolation for 180 days after a confrontation with a guard. A state ombudsman’s report about that incident concluded the prison’s discipline for Linderman had been “neither fair nor imparial.” Prison officials accused the ombudsman’s office of issuing a “factually inaccurate” report.