Cherokee man arrested on attempted murder charge


September 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(update 9/7/12: Corrects charges – most are felonies)

The Atlantic Police Department reports a northwest Iowa man has been arrested on an Attempt to Commit Murder charge, a Class B felony. 38-year old Timothy Russell was also charged with Willful Injury causing serious injury (a Class C felony), Public Intoxication (Simple Misdemeanor), Going Armed with Intent (Class D felony), and Willful Injury causing bodily injury (Class D felony). Russell was being held in Cherokee County Jail in Cherokee, on $100,000 bond, awaiting transport back to Cass County. His preliminary hearing was set for 9-a.m. Sept. 13th, in Cass County District Court.

Atlantic Police Lt. Dave Erickson told KJAN News the charges against Russell stemmed from an altercation that took place at around 1:50-a.m. Monday morning in the 1200 block of Elm Street, where a man was attacked with a shop tool. The unidentified victim was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital before being transported to a hospital in Omaha for surgery.