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Man arrested in connection with June assault turned murder in Davenport

Police arrested a 29-year-old man on a warrant for murder four months after the June 20 assault of 58-year-old Ben Smith, who later died in the hospital.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — A man has been arrested four months after he allegedly assaulted a man that later died in the hospital, according to the Davenport Police Department.

29-year-old Larry Wiggins Jr. was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on arrest warrants for first-degree murder and willful injury causing serious injury.

The warrants stem from a June 20 incident where police responded to a residence in the 500 block of W. 16th Street after an assault was reported.

Officers found 58-year-old Ben Smith suffering from significant injuries. He was sent to the hospital for immediate treatment but died from his injuries two days later.

The incident remains under investigation.

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