North Iowa Man Arrested After Alleged Stabbing and Killing a Ventura Woman

A North Iowa man has been arrested for murder after allegedly stabbing a woman to death Saturday night.

Court documents state 56 year old Monte Eckels, of Titonka, is facing a first degree murder charge in the death of Leallen Bergman, of Ventura.

Officers were dispatched to 275 4th St. SE in Britt on Saturday night.

“Monte Eckels did have a malice aforethought, willfully, deliberately and with premeditation stabbed Leallen Bergman while inside the residence,” court documents state.

Eckels is scheduled to make a court appearance March 15th in Hancock County and is behing held on $500,000 bond.