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Adams County teen arrested for attempted murder


August 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

An Adams County teen was arrested this (Monday) morning, for attempted murder and assault on a police officer. Sheriff’s officials say 16-year old Eligah Newkirk was taken into custody at around 12:30-a.m., after he allegedly held his mother and three siblings hostage inside their home at 500 4th Street in Nodaway, and threatened to kill them.

Authorities says Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Lillie and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Mitchell entered the home and disarmed the teen, who remains in custody. Newkirk was charged with four-counts of attempted murder and two counts of assault on a police officer, using a deadly weapon.