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Arrest made in December 2017 homicide in Floyd County

Des Moines, Iowa – A Waterloo man has been charged with first-degree murder in a December 2017 homicide in Floyd County.

Armando Adame III  was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility for the homicide of 28-year-old Michael Bruce Johns.

According to the Iowa DCI, an autopsy determined the cause of Johns’s death was a shotgun wound to the head. Authorities brought Adame into custody at the Black Hawk Coutny Jail on December 7, 2017 for felony possession of a firearm.

In May, Adame pled guilty to firearm charges and was sentenced in October 2018 to 25 years in prison.

On October 26, 2017 Johns was reported missing and his body was found on Decmeber 1 of that same year about 10 miles south of Charles City.

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Kellan Heavican

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