NW Iowa man faces arraignment Monday in Cass Co., on Attempted Murder charge


September 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A northwest Iowa man facing four felony charges is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, in Cass County District Court. According to online court records, formal charges will be read in the case against 38-year old Timothy Leigh Russell, of Cherokee. Russell is expected to enter a plea to the felony charges of Attempted Murder, Willful Injury causing serious injury, Willful Injury causing bodily injury, and Going Armed with intent. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on September 3rd, during which Russell allegedly attacked a man in Atlantic during an altercation early that same morning.

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

Russell was being held in the Cass County Jail on $100,000 cash bond. A pre-trial conference in his case is scheduled to take place October 15th, with trial set for November 6th. A separate trial on a Simple Misdemeanor charge of Public Intoxication is set to take place January 8th at 9-a.m. in Cass County District Court. The charge stems from the same incident which occurred on Sept. 3rd.