Arrest made in death of Burlington man over the weekend

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- A Burlington man was arrested in connection with the death of another man from Burlington, who was found badly injured on St. Patrick's Day.

According to a statement from the Burlington Police Department, 49-year-old Stanley Baldwin has been charged with willful injury.  Baldwin was taken into custody around 11 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

The arrest came hours after police said they found 59-year-old Edward "Eddie" Allen Breuer badly injured in the 400 block of Acres Street.   Breuer was taken to the hospital, but died a short time later.

According to a report by The Hawk Eye, court documents show that Breuer had injuries to the head.  A juvenile complainant told police that Baldwin had struck the man with a red pipe.

Hospital staff said the injuries showed consistency with blunt force trauma, reported The Hawk Eye.

According to The Hawk Eye, Baldwin told police that he did not strike the victim.  He said the red pipe that was seen was a jack handle that he was putting in his van when the incident happened.

An autopsy was performed on Breuer on Monday, March 18.  Police continued to wait for those results.

Baldwin was held in the Des Moines County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Police said additional charges were possible.  They are asking for anyone with information on the investigation to call the Burlington Police Department at 319-753-8366 or CrimeStoppers at 319-753-6835.

 

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