Man wanted for attempted murder in Creston


January 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in southern Iowa are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with an assault early this (Wednesday) morning, in Creston.

William Michael Bird

According to the Creston Police Department, 20-year old William Michael Bird is wanted on charges of Attempted Murder, Burglary in the 1st Degree, and Domestic Assault by Strangulation. Officials say an unnamed female assault victim was able to get away from the residence where the incident took place, and run to a neighbor’s home.

The suspect, William Bird, chased the victim to the neighbor’s house, eventually catching her. He allegedly stabbed her in the upper chest before fleeing the scene. Creston Police and Emergency Medical Services personnel were called, and the victim was transported to Greater Regional Medical Center, in Creston.

Bird was described as being a white male, about 5-feet 9-inches tall, 189-pounds. He has green eyes and black hair. Anyone with information on his location or about the incident, is urged to contact the Creston Police Department at 782-8402.