BREAKING NEWS: Livermore man arrested in LuVerne murder

Jeffrey L. Winters, 60, of Livermore, has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the death of a LuVerne man sometime Monday. He is being held in the Kossuth County Jail on $2 million cash only bond.

Jeffrey Lynn Winters, 60 of Livermore, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the death of Randy Merle Page, 54, of LuVerne.
The arrest stems from an investigation conducted by law enforcement authorities Monday night and throughout the day on Tuesday.
According to Kossuth County, a call was received at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, from a LuVerne resident who said her husband was lying on the floor and was unresponsive.
That subject was identified as Page. He was found in a garage at the west end of Smart Street in LuVerne.
Winters is being held in the Kossuth County Jail on $2 million cash only bond. First degree murder is a class A felony, punishable by life in prison if found guilty.
The cause of death will be determined by autopsy results. Page’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for an official autopsy.
Winters was arrested in Mason City around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Late that morning, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release saying the investigation was ongoing and anyone with any information about the matter should contact the county sheriff’s office at (515) 295-9304.
At that time, the sheriff’s office said there was no reason to believe that there was any threat to other citizens of the community.
Winters is the same man who was charged with willful injury causing bodily injury, following a July 6 stabbing at Barney’s bar in Livermore.
That incident resulted in minor injuries to Pete Carlson of Gilmore City. Carlson was treated at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital in Humboldt and released. As the injuries were not serious, the case of willful injury was considered a class D felony.
Winters posted surety bond and was released. A written arraignment and a plea of not guilty was received by Humboldt County District Court on Aug. 13 from Winters’ attorney, Douglas E. Cook. A pretrial conference on the matter has been set for Oct. 8 at 9 a.m.
Authorities are not saying if there is any connection with the murder of Page and the assault of Carlson in July.
Agencies involved in the LuVerne murder investigation are the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Division of Criminal Investigation, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol and Mason City Police Department.
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