Plymouth Co. Sheriff Arrested Minor Involved With Kingsley Shooting
(LeMars) -- Plymouth County Sheriff's officials have arrested and taken into custody the minor accused of fatally shooting 17 year old Kyle Badgerow of Kingsley. Last evening, sheriff's deputies arrested 14 year old William "Billy" Noll. Noll was taken into custody at his father's residence near Royal, Iowa.
Noll has been charged with Involuntary manslaughter, a class D Felony, and Willful Injury, a Class C Felony. He has been transported to the Youth Emergency Services Detention Center at Cherokee. The shooting occured last Friday afternoon at a rural residence near Kingsley. Badgerow had sustained a fatal gun shot wound to the chest from a fired .45 caliber pistol. Plymouth County Sheriff, Mike Van Otterloo told reporters at a news conference Friday, that at the time of the shooting, there were four minors inside the residence, but no adults.
Authorities issued three search warrants: one for the residence, a second for the Kingsley-Pierson school, and a third for the residence of Noll's father. Noll is a step brother to Badgerow. Van Otterloo wouldn't explain any details that lead to the shooting, but only to say that Noll and all the family members and people present during the shooting have been cooperative during the investigation, and that there wasn't any alcohol involved.
Van Otterloo said several guns were found in the residence, but only one bullet from one gun was fired. The Plymouth County Sheriff explains why charges and the arrest were not filed until now.
Van Otterloo says additional charges may be filed. He called the shooting and the week following as a sad situation for everyone and an emotional week. Dennis Morrice - KLEM news.