A second charge has been filed against 21 year-old Chris Fitzpatrick, of Spencer, currently in custody at the Clay County Jail, for his alleged role in an early morning beating Monday.
Fitzpatrick, who was initially charged with willful injury, a class C felony, has also been charged with first degree robbery, a class B felony, as the investigation continues.
The Spencer man is accused in the assault of 59 year-old Edward Kitto, of Ruthven, who was discovered on the back porch of a home in the 500 block of East Third Street at 2:15 a.m. Monday. Spencer Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene and transported Kitto to Spencer Hospital before he was life-flighted to Sioux Falls, S.D.
Kitto has remained in critical condition.
Following an investigation by the Spencer Police, with assistance from the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation and Clay County Attorney's Office, an arrest warrant for Fitzpatrick was issued.
Officers located Fitzpatrick early Wednesday evening at an apartment in the 500 block of Second Avenue Southeast in Spencer. He reportedly refused to come to the door, so officers forced their way into the apartment and took him into custody without further incident.
Also arrested, Cody Millard, 21, of Spencer, who was charged with interference of official acts.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.