Dallas Center pair jumped, beaten by four out-of-towners

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Arrested April 14 in Dallas Center on charges of willful injury causing bodily injury and assault causing bodily injury were, clockwise from upper left, Trenton Lyle Ripperger, 23, of 716 E. Buchanan St. in Winterset; Danny Wayne Edward, 31, of 8185 Franklin Ave. in Clive; Ethan Parker Black, 19, of 1599 Highway 169 in Winterset; and Robert Warren Holmberg, 25, of 912 Main St. in Norwalk.


Four men face felony charges of willful injury causing bodily injury and misdemeanor charges of assault causing bodily injury after jumping two Dallas Center men in their home April 14.

“They went there to face one of those four guys’ ex-fiance’s new boyfriend,” according to Dallas County Chief Deputy Sheriff Adam Infante. “Four of them went to beat up one guy, and the one guy his roommate was there, so they beat him up, too.”

Two of the alleged assailants were from Winterset: Trenton Lyle Ripperger, 23, of 716 E. Buchanan St. in Winterset and Ethan Parker Black, 19, of 1599 Highway 169 in Winterset.

Also arrested were Robert Warren Holmberg, 25, of 912 Main St. in Norwalk and Danny Wayne Edward, 31, of 8185 Franklin Ave. in Clive.

“These four guys met up in town and rode over there in one car,” Infante said. “This was not just a simple assault but a felony. Some of that has to do with the fact that they went there with the intent to beat him up, and they jumped him, basically.”

The alleged attacks occurred at 1406 Cherry St. in Dallas Center. Infante said both victims sought medical treatment for their injuries.

“I saw pictures,” he said, “and the injuries were obviously visible. There was blood.”

The accused each posted $5,000 bond and was released from the Dallas County Jail pending a preliminary hearing in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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