Cherokee man charged with attempted murder in Atlantic to stand trial Tuesday


February 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A northwest Iowa man will appear in Cass County District court Tuesday, Feb. 12th, to stand trial on felony charges of Attempted Murder, Willful Injury causing bodily injury, Going Armed with Intent and Willful Injury causing serious injury. 38-year old Timothy Leigh Russell, of Cherokee has pleaded Not Guilty to the charges associated with a September 3rd 2012 incident in Atlantic,  during which he allegedly attacked a man during an early morning altercation in the 1200 block of Elm Street. Authorities said the attack involved the use of a shop tool or tools. The victim of the attack was never identified. They were initially taken to the Cass County Memorial Hospital before being transferred to a hospital in Omaha for surgery.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Russell remains in the Cass County Jail on $100,000 cash bond for the Attempt to Commit Murder charge. His trial is set to begin at 9:30-a.m. Tuesday.