Wapello County Inmate Pronounced Dead in Anamosa Prison After Apparent Suicide


An inmate from Wapello County died in an Amamosa prison after an apparent suicide, according to officials.

According to multiple reports, the Iowa Department of Corrections says 31-year-old Anthony Steven Spurgeon was pronounced dead at 9:00 AM on Monday, April 18th.

According to court records, Spurgeon was serving a 15-year sentence for willful injury and domestic abuse assault, third or subsequent offense. Two other domestic abuse assault charges from the 2018 case were dismissed.

A press release from the Iowa Department of Corrections says all suspected suicides within its correctional facilities are investigated.

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