Man charged in brother’s death

Police: Scuffle between brothers led to stabbing

Jordan Parker

Marshall County prosecutors have charged a 22-year old man in the death of his brother.

Jordan Scott Parker was charged with second-degree murder, a Class B felony, and made his initial appearance before Judge Kim Riley in Marshall County District Court Wednesday morning. Riley later appointed a public defender to represent the defendant.

Jordan Scott Parker is accused of killing his brother, Isaiah Jacob Parker, 21. It is alleged a scuffle between the two led to the stabbing.

At approximately 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, officers of the MPD along with the Marshalltown Fire Department and paramedics from Central Iowa Healthcare responded to 7 1/2 S. 9th St. on the report of a stabbing.

Isaiah Parker was subsequently transported to CIH by ambulance where he died as a result of his injuries.

Jordan Parker, who was on scene when officers arrived, was transported to the MPD for questioning, and later with the assistance of the Marshall County Attorney’s Office, was charged with the crime.

Later in the day, a woman who claimed to be family member and resident of 7 1/2 S. 9th St., declined to speak with the Times-Republican about the incident.

“MPD detectives are continuing their investigation of the case,” said Capt. Mike Hanken. “It is relatively early in the process. However, the detectives will be evaluating all information from their extensive interviews as to exactly what happened in this unfortunate incident. We may have more information to release in the immediate future.”

Jordan Parker’s preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m., May 5. He is currently being held at the Marshall County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.

The death of Isaiah Parker is the second homicide within the past week.

Last week, authorities charged Wyatt Kane Slinker, 23, of Marshalltown, in connection with the death of David Wayne Lurvey, 55, also of Marshalltown.

According to the MPD, around 5:46 p.m. April 17, police responded to the House of Compassion after receiving reports of a fight. Upon arrival, officers located Lurvey, who was critically injured during the altercation. Lurvey was taken to a medical facility in Marshalltown and then airlifted to a Des Moines medical facility, where he died the next day.

Slinker initially was charged with assault causing serious injury, but after Lurvey’s death, the police said the case has been forwarded to the Marshall County Attorney’s office for review of possible new charges.

Slinker remains in custody at the Marshall County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond.