BREAKING NEWS: Cherokee man pleads guilty attempted murder charge in Atlantic


February 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A northwest Iowa man facing felony charges in connection with the assault of an Atlantic man in September 2012 has pleaded guilty to charges, and WILL NOT stand trial Tuesday as previously announced. Cass County Attorney Dan Feistner announced Monday afternoon, 38-year old Timothy Leigh Russell, of Cherokee entered a voluntary guilty plea and was sentenced to prison. Additional details will be released later this afternoon.

Russell was set to stand trial on felony charges of Attempted Murder, Willful Injury causing bodily injury, Going Armed with Intent and Willful Injury causing serious injury, for an altercation which occurred during the early morning hours of  September 3rd 2012 Atlantic, during which the victim of the attack was stabbed with a shop tool, which was reportedly a screwdriver. The victim was never identified. They were initially taken to the Cass County Memorial Hospital before being transferred to a hospital in Omaha for surgery.

Russell remains in the Cass County Jail on $100,000 cash bond.