'They Are Good Boys': Inside the Shocking Case of an Iowa Dad Allegedly Killed by His 2 Sons

Dennis Jones, 55, was found dead in a rural Iowa ditch after being fatally shot in another area, say authorities

<p>Iowa Department of Public Safety</p> Alec Jones and Nathan Jones

Iowa Department of Public Safety

Alec Jones and Nathan Jones

Two Iowa men are accused of fatally shooting their father and leaving his body in a ditch, say authorities.

Alec Jones, 26, and Nathan Jones, 21, both of Fort Dodge, are charged with killing their father, Dennis Jones, 55, the Fort Dodge Police Department said in a release.

On April 26 at about 12:18 p.m., a mail carrier in Webster County called 911 to report that he had located a body in a ditch in a rural area, the Fort Dodge Police Department said in a release. The man appeared to be dead of a gunshot wound, police said.

“As the investigation unfolded, it was determined that Mr. Jones had not been shot where he was located,” police said in the release.

As a part of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained and executed at 1440 2nd Ave S., in Fort Dodge.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested Dennis Jones’ sons, Alec Jones and Nathan Jones.

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Alec Jones is charged with first-degree murder. Nathan Jones is charged with aiding and abetting first-degree murder.

It is unclear whether they have entered pleas or have retained an attorney who can speak on their behalf.

Dennis Jones’ wife, Shannon Jones, who is the mother of the two suspects, said she was home on the night of Thursday, April 25 with her husband and her sons.

She told KCCI, “I can’t tell you anything. I don't know nothing about, I don't know.”

However, she did tell the outlet, "They are good boys. This wasn't premeditated. Denny and I had an altercation earlier Thursday evening, and I went to bed."

The investigation is ongoing.

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