Neb. police ID Iowan suspected in stabbing


March 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an Iowa man suspected of stabbing his former girlfriend and her stepmother in the Omaha suburb of La Vista. La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten identified the man as 24-year-old Brandon Hendon, of Essex, Iowa. Hendon faces two counts of attempted murder, burglary and weapons charges. Hendon is accused of stabbing 18-year-old Jaimee Kirsch and 31-year-old Jessica Walker a little after 3:30 a.m. Friday. Lausten says they have been reported in stable condition at Creighton University Medical Center and are expected to survive their wounds.

Earlier Friday, La Vista Police Capt. Kevin Pokorny said family members had talked to officers on Thursday evening, sharing concerns about the younger woman’s ex-boyfriend. Hendon was arrested in Plattsmouth, which is 13 miles south-southeast of La Vista.