Suspect charged with murder, victim identified in Iowa pork plant stabbing


Philip Joens, Des Moines Register (IA)

Feb 17, 2021


The victim killed in an attack Tuesday at an Eagle Grove pork processing plant has been identified, as has the suspect.


The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation said Wright County deputies were called at 5:42 a.m. Tuesday to the Prestage Foods plant near Eagle Grove for a report of a stabbing. Deputies found a dead person in an employee locker room and then identified a suspect, who was taken into custody.


The victim has been identified as Wayne Smith, 50, of Fort Dodge. Lukouxs Brown, 26, of Fort Dodge has been charged with first-degree murder and is in custody at the Wright County Jail, DCI said.


Brown stabbed Smith in the throat...