Dallas County man charged with first-degree murder in nephew Jakob Mash's shooting
The uncle of a Dallas County man found shot to death in December now faces charges in the man's killing.
Mark Mash, 37, of rural Adel was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and control of a firearm by a domestic abuser, the Dallas County Sheriff's Office announced. He is accused of killing his nephew, 20-year-old Jakob Mash of Perry, who was found Dec. 22 at the intersection of K Avenue and 258th Street in Adel with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.
According to a news release from Dallas County Chief Deputy Adam Infante, the elder Mash was arrested the same day on other charges and remains in custody. Jail records show Mash was initially booked Dec. 22 on a prior theft case.
The complaint filed Wednesday alleges that Mark Mash intentionally fired a .22 rifle at a vehicle in which Jakob Mash was a passenger, striking him. It is not clear from the complaint who was driving the vehicle, or at whom Mark Mash was aiming. Police have recovered the rifle.
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Court records show a lengthy criminal record for Mash, with five felony cases that include an attempted murder charge in 2007 that was dismissed as part of a plea agreement; assault; child endangerment; and several domestic assaults. The outstanding theft case involved allegations that Mash took drill rods worth more than $6,000 from a former work connection to use in his own drill.
Mash does not currently have an attorney listed, according to online records.
William Morris covers courts for the Des Moines Register. He can be contacted at email@example.com, 715-573-8166 or on Twitter at @DMRMorris.