Category: attempted murder

Attempted Murder Charge Filed Following Marshalltown Shooting

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – A Marshalltown pair is behind bars after police say one of them shot at a man on the sidewalk as they drove by early Thursday morning.

According to a Marshalltown Police Department news release, the incident happened in the 300 block of North 4th Ave. A caller told police that someone in a car that drove by and shot at him with a pistol. Evidence of the shooting was found at the scene and police were able to locate the vehicle involved at the suspect’s home.

After executing a search warrant of the residence, police took 33-year-old Jeremy Lavender and 30-year-old Stevie Lavender into custody. Jeremy is charged with attempted murder, going armed with intent, reckless use of a firearm, control of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stevie Lavender is charged with accessory after the fact and interference with official acts.

Both are charged with four counts of child endangerment because during the execution of the search warrant pipes used to smoke narcotics were found to be accessible to children in the home.

Criminal complaints in the case say Stevie was driving the vehicle during the shooting and Jeremy was a passenger. As the vehicle approached the victim, Jeremy allegedly told him he was going to shoot then fired at him. The victim was not injured.

Jeremy and Stevie Lavender are being held in the Marshall County Jail.

Woman accused of attempting to kill boyfriend with Drano

SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A woman has been arrested after being accused of attempting to kill her boyfriend with Drano drain cleaner Monday night.

According to South Salt Lake City Police, 43-year-old Elle Weissman gave her live-in boyfriend the chemical so “he would go into eternal sleep.”

Police said Weissman told investigators after she had been read her Miranda rights she intentionally gave her 50-year-old boyfriend the chemical, knowing it would kill him.

The victim survived and is still hospitalized and police said he told them he thought she was giving him medicine.

According to police, the victim was partially asleep when Weissman gave him the chemical.

Weissman has been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of surreptitious administering of a certain substance and was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Tuesday.