(Updated: 10:15-a.m. Thursday) Creston attempted murder suspect is in custody


January 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Union County say a man wanted for the attempted murder of a Creston woman Wednesday morning was arrested and is being held in the Union County Jail in Creston.

Officials report 20-year-old William Michael Bird turned himself in to the Union County Law Enforcement Center today (Thursday), at around 2:20-a.m. He was subsequently arrested on three Union County Warrants charging him with Attempted Murder, Domestic Abuse, and Burglary in the 1st Degree. His combined bond for the charges was set at $52,000.

Authorities said Wednesday, Bird’s female victim was able to get away from the Creston residence where an incident of assault allegedly took place. She ran to a neighbor’s home, but Bird allegedly chased her down and stabbed the unidentified victim her in the upper chest before fleeing the scene. The woman was taken to the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston for treatment. Her name, and a report on her condition, is not available.