Prison inmate Tracy Earles dies
DES MOINES – Tracy Lee Earles was pronounced dead due to a medical emergency at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25 at Mercy One Hospital in Des Moines. Originally, he was an inmate at the Newton Correctional Facility. Earles was 59 years old at the time of his death. An autopsy will be conducted.
Earles was serving a 43-year sentence for several crimes, the most serious of which was Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree from Polk County. His sentence began on July 27, 2004.