- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

HIAWATHA, Iowa (AP) - A naked man who led police to find a dead body in Hiawatha is accused of breaking into and trying to burn down a church.

Cedar Rapids station KCRG-TV says (https://bit.ly/2h8r25q ) 32-year-old Joseph Hubbard was found wandering naked Friday morning. Police say that led them to conduct a welfare check at a nearby home, where they found the body of 56-year-old Deborah Roman.

Police have charged Hubbard with second-degree arson, third-degree burglary and assault causing bodily injury. Authorities say the charges aren’t connected to where the body was found. Hubbard and Roman lived together, but authorities haven’t elaborated on their relationship.

Authorities say Hubbard broke into New Beginnings Church, stripped off his clothes, poured gasoline inside and punched a man.

Online court records did not list an attorney for Hubbard.


Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide