Long Line of Domestic Abuse Leads To Murder


(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the individual who was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Friday in rural Plymouth County. 40 year old Jermy Hebert of 13203 Evergreen Avenue of Akron was
the individual identified as the shooting victim. An autopsy for Hebert has been scheduled for Tuesday at the State Medical Examiner’s office at Ankeny.  There was a history of domestic abuse between 40 year old Jeremy Hebert of Akron, and his wife, Becky, who has been charged with his murder.

33-year old Becky Hebert is charged with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of her husband early Friday morning at their home.  Just last month on September 15th, Jeremy Hebert was found guilty by a Plymouth County jury of Domestic Abuse Assault causing injury, Assault causing injury, and child endangerment.  The victim of the assaults was Becky Hebert.  The same jury found Jeremy Hebert not guilty of attempted murder in the June 12th complaint.

Hebert’s bond was set at $4,000 after that conviction, and he remained in jail where he had been since the start of the case.  On September 27th, Becky Hebert filed a hand-written request asking the judge to drop the restraining order between her and Jeremy.   On October 2nd, Jeremy Hebert was released on bond, but a restraining order was reinstated preventing contact with his family.

One day later at 10:30 p.m., Jeremy and Becky were found in the same vehicle in Akron, and Jeremy was arrested for violating the restraining order.  He was released later without bond by one judge, but later a second judge issued a warrant for Jeremy’s arrest Wednesday afternoon and revoked bond.  Jeremy Hebert was shot to death before he could be arrested.  An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday, at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, Iowa.


With assistance from KSCJ radio.