The Mills County Attorney’s Office said Wednesday, that three individuals have been charged in connection with the shooting that occurred on September 27th, 2015 in Glenwood, Iowa. 18-year old Denver Cook, of Glenwood, has been charged with Willful lnjury, a class “C” felony, and Assault Causing Bodily Injury, a serious misdemeanor. 22-year old Colton McDaniel, of Glenwood, has been charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury, a serious misdemeanor.
42-year old Hurl Beechum, III, of Queen Creek, Arizona, has been charged with Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, a class “C” felony; Willful Injury, a class “D” felony; Going Armed with Intent, a class “D” felony; and two counts of Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor.
Earlier, investigators had said six people were walking near 209 North Myrtle Street in Glenwood, the residence of Glenwood High School Principal Richard Hutchinson. One of the individuals walking — a juvenile — was on the phone and uttered a racial slur. Hutchinson approached the group to reprimand them for the use of the slur and an altercation began.
During the altercation, Cook allegedly punched Hutchinson in the face, leaving him unconscious. Hutchinson’s step-son Hurl Beechum III, allegedly brandished a gun and shot McDaniel, twice, once in the left thigh, and once in the right ankle.
The Attorney’s Office says a class “C” felony is punishable by up to ten years in prison and a fine of at least $1,000.00 but not more than $10,000.00 A class “D” felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of at least $750 but not more than $7.500.00. An aggravated misdemeanor is punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of at least $625.00 but not more than $6,250.00. A serious misdemeanor is punishable by up to up to one year in jail and a fine of at least $315.00 but not more than $1,875.